Michel Coleman, Karol Sikora, Martin McKee, Lynn Faulds Wood and Richard Sullivan - 13 Feb 2008 by LSHTM published on 2011-10-11T08:59:47Z In this edition of audio news, presented by Derek Thorne: Europe's Surge Against Cancer Michel Coleman (LSHTM) explains how cancer will become a new priority in the EU. Oncologist Karol Sikora (Hammersmith Hospital, London) told the meeting at London's Royal Institution that Europe is a natural laboratory for investigating cancer with different populations and varying healthcare systems. Martin McKee (LSHTM) discussed the role of the "European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies" in fulfilling the new aims. Lynn Faulds Wood (European Cancer Patient Coalition) talked about her experience of having cancer discusses the priorities for patients. Richard Sullivan (London School of Economics) described areas of biggest need, including neglected "orphan" areas of research.