Coordinated International Initiatives and Access of Global Research Data: Towards Personalized Cancer Medicine

Marta Puyol,

Published on: 2021-02-18


Cancer is a complex disease that can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Therefore, knowledge and perspective from multiple disciplines are essential to tackle many of the biggest challenges we currently face in cancer prevention, early detection, and therapy. Coordinated international efforts, such as World Cancer Research Day, highlight the importance of international collaboration, multidisciplinarity, and data sharing to address the challenges of the future and accelerate scientific discoveries. Working together to promote global cancer research and open access to research and patient data pave the road towards personalized medicine, allowing more people to live without cancer, and more cancer patients to be diagnosed earlier, suffer less, respond to treatment, and have a better quality of life.

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