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the governance, the sharing,

and the re-use of health data for rare cancers


Pablo Parente Arias, surgical oncologist at Fundacion Profesor Novoa Sanots, presented IDEA4RC during the 10th European Congress on Head and Neck Oncology that took place in Lisbon from 8 to 11 March 2023 (ECHNO). Here you can find the program of the Congress.

Head and neck cancers are one of the two families of rare cancers that IDEA4RC will consider. They are also one among the ten domains in which EURACAN groups all rare adult solid cancers. To download the slides by Parente Arias, click here.

ECHNO is organised every two years since 2001 by the European Head and Neck Society, whose intent is to promote exchange of knowledge in all aspects of head and neck neoplastic diseases and to promote the highest standards of research, education and training, disease prevention and patient care. It is a multi-disciplinary body bringing together clinicians (eg. head and neck/oral/plastic surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, imaging specialists, pathologists), other health professionals (eg. speech therapists, cancer nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, social workers), basic scientists and patients organisations involved in any aspect of Head and Neck Oncology.