Tabernero, J; Vyas, M; Giuliani, R; Arnold, D; Cardoso, F; Casali, PG; Cervantes, A; Eggermont, AM; Eniu, A; Jassem, J; Pentheroudakis, G; Peters, S; Rauh, S; Zielinski, CC; Stahel, RA; Voest, E; Douillard, JY; McGregor, K; Ciardiello, F
systems. If suitably developed clinically, manufactured to the correct standards and used appropriately, they can positively impact on the financial sustainability of healthcare systems. A critical consideration regarding the introduction of biosimilars into the clinic centres on the required information concerning all the respective procedures. This position paper aims to describe the issues revolving around biosimilars that are relevant to the field of oncology, especially the prescribers. More specifically, we discuss aspects related to definition, forms of biosimilars, labelling, extrapolation, interchangeability, switching, automatic substitution, clinical standards on safety and efficacy, responsibilities among prescribers and pharmacists, potential impact on financial burden...
Beets, G; Sebag-Montefiore, D; Andritsch, E; Arnold, D; Beishon, M; Crul, M; Dekker, JW; Delgado-Bolton, R; Fléjou, JF; Grisold, W; Henning, G; Laghi, A; Lovey, J; Negrouk, A; Pereira, P; Roca, P; Saarto, T; Seufferlein, T; Taylor, C; Ugolini, G; Velde, C; Herck, B; Yared, W; Costa, A; Naredi, P
ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific tumour type. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care.
ERQCC papers give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high quality of care throughout the patient journey. References are made to clinical guidelines and other resources where appropriate, and the focus is on care in Europe.
Colorectal cancer: essential requirements for quality care
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is...