27 February 2015
Our friend and colleague Arduino Verdecchia left us yesterday.
He has been a companion for us in many exciting adventures in research as well as in life.
Our thoughts reach out to Arduino’s wonderful family who has looked after him lovingly in ten long years of illness. We remember him for his sensitivity, his great sense of humour, his intelligence.
Arduino was among the founders of the EUROCARE study in 1989, and has directed the unit of Epidemiology of the Institute of Public Health in Rome until 2007.
EUROPEAN CANCER REGISTRY
BASED STUDY ON SURVIVAL AND
CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS
EUROCARE is the widest collaborative research project on cancer survival in Europe. The project started in 1989 under the initiative of two research institutes, Istituto Nazionale Tumori (Milan, Italy) www.istitutotumori.mi.it and Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Rome, Italy) www.iss.it, with the participation of a large number of population-based Cancer Registries throughout Europe.
Aims of the study are: to provide an updated description of cancer survival time trends and differences across European countries, to measure cancer prevalence, and to study patterns of care of cancer patients.
Thanks to a steadily growing number of participant Cancer Registries the study regularly provides comprehensive publications on cancer survival in Europe.
The fifth and current edition, EUROCARE-5, includes data on more than 21 million cancer diagnoses provided by 116 Cancer Registries in 30 European countries.