Europe is urged to develop more transnational cancer research projects

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:585
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

European policy makers face two challenges in funding cancer research. They need to do more about the major differences in spending between the European Union's 27 member states, instead of trying to bridge the gap with the United States, and give more thought to closer cooperation among different projects and the creation of transnational research programmes.

This advice is contained in the second report from the European Cancer Research Managers Forum, published this week. Established in 2001, the forum has two main aims: to promote better understanding and cooperation among the …

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