ICP Reports

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How do the media report cancer research? A study of the UK’s BBC website

This study examined cancer research stories on the BBC web archive (July 1998 – June 2006). There were about 260 BBC stories per  year, of which about 170 were classed as relevant to reports of cancer research. The stories…

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The state of academic cancer surgery in the UK

Despite media and public perception to the contrary cancer surgery is the most important modality for the control and cure of cancer. However, after years of underinvestment by research funders and increasing service delivery demands the academic cancer surgeon is…

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The impact of cancer research: how publications influence UK cancer clinical guidelines

There has been a substantially increased interest in biomedical research impact assessment over the past 5 years. This can be studied  by a number of methods, but its influence on clinical guidelines must rank as one of the most…

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Investment and Outputs of Cancer Research: from the Public Sector to Industry

It is my great pleasure to present the second cancer research funding survey by the European Cancer Research Managers Forum (ECRM). Since the first survey in 2005 we have been working with Forum members to enhance the quality of the…

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Policy Challenges for Cancer Research: A Call to Arms

Research has delivered remarkable benefits for cancer patients and their families since James Watson and Francis Crick wrote the now immortal line, “We wish to propose a structure for the salt of deoxyribonucleic acid” thus setting the molecular foundations for…

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Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2007 – Behind the Global Numbers

In 1990, the Commission on Health Research for Development estimated that only about 5% of the world’s resources for health research (which totaled US$ 30 billion in 1986) were being applied to the health problems of developing countries, where 93%…

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A Survey of Public Funding of Cancer Research in the European Union

In 2002 cancer accounted for 16.7% of the total burden of disease in the European Union (EU), compared with 25.3% and 17.1% for mental health and cardiovascular diseases, respectively [1]. In the period relevant to this Policy Forum, cancer was…

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