Early Detection, Treatment and quality of life, Workshops

Precision medicine improves cancer care and makes it more equitable and efficient

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12 April 2021, 09:11

One size fits all is no longer applicable. Precision medicine has made several advancements in recent years. Rapid development in research and technology is creating conditions for a transformation of the system. With these developments come challenges and consequences – but which ones? And what exactly is accommodated within the concept of precision medicine? These questions where discussed among 60 participants at a digital round table recently hosted by Vision Zero Cancer.

Interview, Treatment and quality of life

How Sweden will become a global leader yet again

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24 February 2021, 08:51

More and more patients need radiotherapy. But radiation therapy treatment is an area where research in Sweden has gone from leading to lagging behind internationally. How do we reverse the trend? How do we ensure that radiation therapy research continues to develop and become even better so that more patients survive and can live a better life with less side effects?

Press release, Research, clinical trials and registries

Vision Zero Cancer becomes host of research network

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16 February 2021, 15:41

To transform cancer from a deadly to a curable or chronic disease it is crucial to improve the precision in cancer treatment and follow-up of individual patients' cancer disease. The Partnership for Precision Medicine in Cancer and Vision Zero Cancer are joining forces to accelerate research into precision medicine, with the aim to benefit every cancer patient.

Prevention, Workshops

Proactivity and prevention in achieving the Vision Zero

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18 December 2020, 13:32

Improving people's living habits is a prerequisite for achieving the vision of zero, which is why we gathered a number of actors from different parts of society for a workshop on prevention related to lung cancer.

Early Detection, Workshops

How lung cancer can be detected and diagnosed earlier in Sweden

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15 December 2020, 11:31

Lung cancer is today the leading cause of death in Sweden. The earlier that lung cancer is detected, the greater are the chances of survival. A national screening programme has been brought to attention, but much needs to be resolved before we are there. Around 70 participants met digitally during a workshop on early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer hosted by Vision Zero cancer.

Early Detection

GP’s and PhD students – Elinor and Eliya are looking for ways to detect cancer earlier

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30 November 2020, 14:01

Research on cancer, and the standardised care pathways, are mostly based on set diagnoses and are mainly based on research done in secondary care. This became clear to General Practitioners Elinor Nemlander and Eliya Abedi – Sweden needs more primary care-focused research, based on symptoms and not diagnoses.


For Mia, the diagnosis became a drive to make care better

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10 November 2020, 10:58

Fourteen. That's how many times, Mia Rajalin visited primary care before she received the chest X-ray that showed the tumor. And the X-ray referral was sent with hesitation – she was too young and had never smoked a cigarette.


“Sweden has to be braver if lung cancer is to be detected early”

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05 November 2020, 10:54

The Lung Cancer Association wants to change lung cancer care. Especially in the case of early detection, where many other countries have already introduced tools and methods to support healthcare. But in Sweden it takes too long, says Karin Liljelund, the association's vice chairman. And lung cancer does not wait.

Early Detection, International collaborations

Lung cancer screening – what are the success factors in the UK?

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06 October 2020, 17:13

Cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer are examples of cancers that are often detected early through screening. It saves hundreds of lives every year. Can screening work for lung cancer? The UK has tested. To learn from their projects, results and thoughts, we met in a digital conversation.


Why we start with lung cancer

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25 August 2020, 19:13

Lung cancer is one of the cancers where the fewest patients survive. In Sweden, every year, nearly 4,000 people are diagnosed. Almost as many die. Therefore, innovations in cancer control can make a big difference.