21 November 2019

NCU meeting 13 November 2019

NCU Board meeting on 13 November 2019 in Copenhagen


NCU joins European Fair Pricing Network (EFPN) 

The European Fair Pricing Network (EFPN) aims at achieving fair prices of cancer medicines and, more broadly, at working towards a pharmaceutical market, which produces accessible and truly innovative medicines for patients. EFPN will include a research network as well as advocacy. It should be facts based and results driven. 
 
 

Annual NCU awards for joint nordic cancer research projects

After recommendations from the NCU Scientific Committee, grants were awarded to 15 nordic cancer research projects. The committee’s assessment is based on scientific quality, quality of researchers, level of Nordic synergy, and relevance to NCU’s strategy. 
 
The total amount awarded was 750.000 euro.
Link: See information regarding projects awarded 
 
 

Grants awarded to 2 NCU Strategic Projects

The NCU Board decided in February 2019 to initiate a process regarding project proposals on the following two strategic themes
 
  • Increasing the knowledge on socioeconomic inequality – including marginalised groups and migrant populations for both prevention (information and intervention) and better and equal cancer care
  • Snus – definitely a large problem area of smokeless tobacco, including vaporing. (New Tobacco Products, snus and e-cigarettes)
 
Calls for applications were announced during spring 2019. 
 
 
The NCU Board decided 13. November 2019 to award grants to the following projects: 
 
  • Cancer epidemiology and screening participation among non-western immigrant women in the the Nordic countries
  • Nordic Adolescents and the New Nicotine Market (NADNIC)
 
The projects are each awarded with 150.000 euro and have a timeframe of 2 years. 


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