29 May 2014

NCU General Assembly in Copenhagen

The Nordic Cancer Union had it’s general assembly in Copenhagen on the 26th of May 2014.

On this warm summerday, the Nordic Cancer Union held it’s general assembly on the North Atlantic Bridge in Copenhagen.

At the meeting, the general assembly agreed on a new NCU research strategy. The aims of the NCU research strategy are to improve knowledge and understanding of cancer, to improve effectiveness in prevention of cancer, to gain results in cancer treatment and rehabilitation and to enhance the application of cancer treatment in the Nordic countries. The prioritised areas of research in the forhtcoming years will be: register-based epidemiological studies, descriptive epidemiology, comparative clinical epidemiologic studies and clinical trials.

Another subject on the agenda, was status concerning further cooperation and dialouge with the Nordic Council of Ministers on the basis of resoultion A1582, adopted by the Nordic Council in October 2013. In April 2014 the Danish Cancer Society had a meeting with the secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers, where the benefits of nordic cooperation in the field of cancer were discussed. The secretariat was positive towards a strenghened cooperation with the NCU. The NCU has sent its contribution to Bo Kønberg’s report on how nordic cooperation on health can be improved and strenghtened over the next 5-10 years. Bo Kønberg will present his report at the Nordic Council of Minister’s meeting on Iceland in June 2014.The general assembly is excited to hear what the report has to say about nordic cooperation in the field of cancer.

The next NCU meeting will be held on the 10th of October 2014 on the Faroe Islands.


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