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Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award 2020 Goes to EuropaColon Portugal

The Award goes to a project on mCRC palliative care

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Study Shows Blood Test Promising for Targeting of Some Cancer Treatments – DiCE Lends its Voice

Discover this promising advance for stomach and oesophageal cancer patients

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Liver Cancer
First-Ever Liver Cancer Masterclass Educates Members

Discover the liver cancer educational session and download the materials

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Digestive Cancers Europe Brings Biosimilars Experts Together for Educational Project

Our workshop was the first step in deciding educational priorities for patients

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The Cost of Cancers of the Digestive System in Europe
New Study – Cost of All Digestive Cancers in Europe Exceeds 40 Billion Euro

Read this first ever study calculating the enormous costs of digestive cancers

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ACCGG
DiCE Welcomes New Member from Spain – The Association Against Gastric Cancer and Gastrectomized Patients

Find out about our new partner in gastric cancer from Spain: ACCGG

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DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches E-Learning Programme on Targeted Therapy Skin Reactions

DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches Learning Program on Targeted Therapy Skin Reactions

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mCRC Survey
DiCE Publishes in ESMO Open on mCRC Patient Journey in Eastern Europe

Discover the publication on mCRC in Eastern Europe with lead author Zorana Maravic

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EAPM
DiCE Collaboration with European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Bears Fruit

Discover an open access policy paper on biomarkers in oncology – a part of a collaborative effort

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mCRC Survey
DiCE Survey Results for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Demonstrate Several Areas for Improvement

Find the results of our patient survey on metastatic colorectal cancer giving muscle to our arguments!

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Digestive Cancers Europe Colorectal Cancer Carers Guide Expands Reach for First European Carers Day

The Digestive Cancers Europe Carers Guide will be made available in a further six European languages touching more Carers

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EU Code of Cancer Practice
European Code of Cancer Practice – DiCE Presents alongside Stella Kyriakides on ‘10 Key Overarching Rights’

Learn about the 10 Key Overarching Rights from the European Code of Cancer Practice

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Every Day Counts
DiCE Represents Patient Voice in Report ‘Improving Time to Patient Access to Innovative Oncology Therapies in Europe’

Discover ‘Every Day Counts’ a look at getting better accessibility to innovative cancer therapies for patients

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EPF
DiCE Joins European Patient Forum in Response to EU4Health Programme

Read the European Patient Forum’s response to the EU4Health Programme with DiCE input

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EU Commission
Digestive Cancers Europe Continues Patient Voice Representation on Beating Cancer Plan

DiCE continues its input on the EU Commission’s Beating Cancer Plan

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EU Commission
Digestive Cancers Europe Responds to the European Commission’s Cancer Mission

Discover how the digestive cancer voice is being heard for the Horizon Europe Cancer Mission

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World Leading Oncologist Prof. Van Cutsem Shares the Latest on Clinical Advances in Digestive Cancers

Access the latest news from world congresses with the renowned Professor – also DiCE Medical Director

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DiCE Makes Front Page of Cancer World Magazine

Read the interview with Zorana Maravic highlighting the continued need for screening despite COVID-19

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ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
DiCE Satellite Symposium Runs at ESMO GI 2020

Get updates on digestive cancers – data, screening, research and unmet patient needs

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New Member from France ‘Mon Réseau Cancer Colorectal’ Joins our Patient Community

Mon Réseau Cancer Colorectal joins DiCE to strengthen our European patient network

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Part IV COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic

Part 4: Pasykaf Cyprus – Continuing their 24/7 hotline and ensuring protective equipment for their palliative care nursing staff

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The Sad Parting of Blażej Rawicki

Błażej Rawicki the President of EuropaColon Poland passed away in June, 2020 at the age of 53

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Biba Dodeva
Part III COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic

Part 3: EuropaColon Macedonia – Calling on their Extensive National Coordinator Network to Provide Continued Psycho-social Support

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DiCE_ELPA Patners
DiCE and ELPA Partner Up – Stronger Together against Liver Cancer!

DiCE and the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) Start Official Partnership

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DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches Blended Learning Program to Improve Patient/Nurse Interactions

With DiCE patient input, our partner COR2ED, creator of high quality Independent Medical Education programmes has launched a new blended learning p...

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DiCE 5th Annual Masterclass goes Virtual for 2020

Meeting to be transformed into a series of online sessions

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COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic

Part 2: EuropaColon Poland – Keeping Ears and Eyes Open, Sharing the Facts and Continuing their Advocacy Work

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COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Part 1: EuropaColon Portugal – Some Sound Advice on Trustworthy Information and Getting Practical Help

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European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – ECCAM 2020. Thank You for your Support!

Despite unprecedented circumstances DiCE ran its campaign to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening in March.

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EU Commission
Come and Participate in the European Commission’s Public Consultation on its Beating Cancer Plan!

The European Commission is asking organisations across Europe to share their comments on their ‘Roadmap to Beating Cancer’. We strongly...

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Designing an Optimal Colorectal Cancer Screening Process in Europe – Please Join Us!

Digestive Cancer Europe is leading a Thematic Network on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening on the EU Health Policy Platform. Organised by the EU Co...

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DiCE Survey on Unmet Needs – Temporary Slowing of Recruitment Effort

DiCE is running an unmet needs survey. This is to better understand what it is like to live with oesophageal or gastric cancer. As announced in Jan...

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About Digestive Cancers and the Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2020. DiCE would like to share the fo...

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Assessment of Duration and Effects of 3 vs 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in High-Risk Stage II Colorectal Cancer

A journal article entitled ‘Assessment of Duration and Effects of 3 vs 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in High-Risk Stage II Colorectal Can...

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Call for ‘People Power’ to Demand More Life-saving Cancer Screening

Digestive Cancers Europe has launched a pan-European social media campaign today to promote colorectal cancer screening at the start of European Co...

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European Colorectal Cancer Month – Petition Goes on but Launch Event Unable to Take Place

Tomorrow marks the launch of the ECCAM2020 campaign and petition advocating to save 100,000 #BeautifulLives a year. This was set to be launched at ...

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World Cancer Day 4th February 2020

World Cancer Day: A leading international awareness day World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for Int...

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Spike in colorectal cancer from age 49 to 50 suggests many undiagnosed before screenings

A year-by-year age analysis of colorectal cancer rates among U.S. adults finds a 46% increase in new diagnoses from ages 49 to 50, indicating that ...

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Aggressive cancers in ‘evolutionary arms race’ with the immune system

Aggressive and highly-mutated cancers are engaged in an “evolutionary arms race” with the immune system, new research suggests. Gullet and stom...

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What is the link between cancer and sugar?

It’s commonly heard that sugar causes cancer or makes it grow faster. In some ways, this makes sense. Every cell in your body uses blood suga...

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New Colorectal Cancer Guide

New Colorectal Cancer Guide Offers Support and Practical Help to ‘Invisible’ Carers Brussels, 15 January 2020: Digestive Cancers Europe, the vo...

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FDA Approves Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

There’s a new treatment option for some patients with pancreatic cancer — those who carry a specific genetic mutation can now be treated wi...

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Not all processed meats are linked with cancer, study says

Despite current concerns that eating processed meat is linked to a higher risk of cancer, a new research suggests it may just be processed meat tre...

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Doing less than 25 minutes of exercise a day could help ward off cancer

With the over-indulgence of Christmas out the way and a virtuous new year on the cards, it’s likely you’ve already considered lacing up your tr...

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Ms. Lieve Wierinck Joins Board of Directors of DICE

“I have always tried to improve the situation of patients”

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Does Type 2 Diabetes Increase the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a form of cancer that occurs when cells are produced in the pancreas in an uncontrolled manner. Like all cancers, the earlier ...

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2019

On November 21, people around the world united to demand better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coa...

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Adults 85 years and older fare well after CRC operations

Preliminary study results show many older patients receive a colon cancer diagnosis and operation at the same time, and that a surgeon’s expe...

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Pancreatic cancer drug reaches Phase III status

A pancreatic cancer drug discovered in professors Paul Bingham and Zuzana Zachar’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Ston...

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Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine for Cancer Patients

It is well known that regular exercise can help prevent and treat many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical...

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European Society of Medical Oncology Congress Presentations Show B-Cell Vaccine Combinations

(ASX:IMU), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, today announced two presentations by medical investigators at the European Society of Medical ...

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COLOSSUS project which we are supporting has published a new video

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Europe. COLOSSUS is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that aims to provide new and more effect...

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Digestive Cancers Europe has developed a position paper on the use of biosimilars medicine in colorectal cancer

With the help of the Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) comprising of 7 colorectal cancer patients and carers, Digestive Cancers Europe has developed...

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More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

Taking certain antibiotics — especially multiple times or for long courses — may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study su...

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Overcoming resistance in pancreatic cancer

In pancreatic cancer cells’ struggle to survive, the cells choose alternative routes when their main pathways are blocked by drugs. Researche...

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Simple test produces a color change in urine to signal tumor growth in mice

A simple and sensitive urine test developed by Imperial and MIT engineers has produced a color change in urine to signal growing tumors in mice. To...

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Exercise ‘delays progression’ of advanced colorectal cancer

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients who engage in moderate exercise while having chemotherapy tend to have delayed disease progression and fewer ...

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How alcohol can affect the development of colorectal cancer

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studies sugge...

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Bowel cancer rates rising ‘among young adults’

More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found. Alth...

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Event report from Ed Goodall

Event Report: How is research in Ireland addressing the challenges of bowel cancer? Professor Annette Byrne, Head of the Royal College of Surgeons ...

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Success of ECCAM! The Full Report…

In March 2019 Digestive Cancers Europe launched a campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening at the occasion of the start of European Colon Ca...

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Gene Linked to CRC in Younger Patients Identified

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD, MS, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Program Director, General Surgery Residency C...

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EuropaColon Italia is now on the Web!

Our Member group EuropaColon Italia is now on the Web! Visit their website: www.europacolon.it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/europac...

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Hours of TV Raises Risk of CRC in Young People

Sitting and watching TV and other sedentary behavior for more than two hours a day significantly increases the risk of contracting colorectal cance...

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Eurordis launches Rare Barometer

EURORDIS, through its Rare Barometer programme, has launched a new survey on rare diseases/ rare cancers patients’ experience of treatment. The p...

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Take the Interactive DiCE Symptom Checker

Digestive Cancers Europe has created an online interactive colorectal cancer symptom checker! Using a traffic light system to pinpoint warning sign...

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Cancer Patients Need Access to the Best Technology

Despite the recent advancements in biomedical technology and treatment therapies, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death world-wide. Pat...

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Can Dogs Detect Cancer?

It might sound like something from a science fiction novel but there is now strong scientific evidence to show that our dogs can actually detect hu...

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How I defeated colon cancer: The real story of a survivor

Have you or someone close to you been diagnosed with cancer? Are you preparing for a long hard fight? It can be devastating news, hearing that you ...

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DiCE Releases the CRC Screening Roadmap

In parallel to the White Paper on Colorectal Cancer Screening, we also present the Roadmap for Colorectal Cancer Screening. The first document is d...

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DiCE Releases the CRC Screening White Paper

This year DiCE has released the Colorectal Cancer Screening White Paper. The White Paper highlights the fact that despite the commitment from all E...

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Doctor, I’ve been on the internet again

I sat grim-faced in the examining room, waiting for my doctor so I could tell her my bad news. “What’s wrong?” my doctor, Milissa...

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