The biggest threat to cancer treatment
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including antibiotic resistance, will set cancer treatment back decades. Incorrect use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant or invulnerable bacteria. This means that antibiotics may no longer be effective. We all need to come together to prevent this.Take action now
How can your organisation contribute?
Consequences for cancer patients
It is estimated that 1 in 5 cancer patients need antibiotics during their cancer treatment. What will the future look like if we no longer have efficient antibiotics?Read up
How to prevent antibiotic resistance?
Antibiotics must be reserved for patients who are seriously ill, and must be used only by patients who really need them.
Do you have any questions?
Antimicrobial resistance and its devastating consequences also for cancer treatment have attracted far too little attention from the cancer community. We should indeed care and take responsibility.
If we do nothing, we risk having to witness that important progress made in cancer treatment can be set back decades, while the incidence of cancer cases will continue to rise in the years to come.
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