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European research infrastructure ‘needs bolstering to fight cancer’

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Portugal’s science minister stresses importance of infrastructure in Porto Declaration on Cancer Research

The Portuguese government, seizing the opportunity of its six-month turn at hosting the presidency of the Council of EU governments, has presented a declaration on cancer research that calls for shared infrastructure to help fight the disease.

The Porto Declaration on Cancer Research, which has so far been signed by Portugal’s science minister Manuel Heitor (pictured) and was opened for further signatures on 3 May, calls for “collective action throughout Europe” on a “cancer research approach focused on personalised and precision medicine and covering the entire cancer research continuum, from prevention to care”.

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