UK Trial Acceleration for Cancer Planning Project: Insights from WHA Wrap – POLITICO

The World Health Assembly has come to a close, but discussions and debates among diplomats will continue until Tuesday. Sexual abuse and harassment at the WHO was a significant topic of debate, with the UK calling for significant cultural change, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking out against the delay in justice. Discussions also took place on topics such as governance reforms and the replenishment mechanism. The UK Treasury announced measures to boost the life sciences sector, including speeding up clinical trials and improving funding for the sector. The Innovative Health Initiative is exploring platform trials that test multiple treatments using a single control group, which hold great promise for adoption in specific disease areas. The European Cancer Programme has been operating for two years and has unveiled a comprehensive policy package aimed at directing investments in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivors.

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