Based at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, Cancer Ecology is a small research group led by David Basanta. We are mathematical modellers who work with biologists and clinicians, trying to understand the ecology of tumors and the evolutionary dynamics of cancer progression and resistance to treatment.

The quality of health systems around the world

It was news a few days ago. A think tank, the Health Consumer Powerhouse, released a ranking of the best health systems in Europe. The ranking is headed by Austria and followed by Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Belgium.

This ranking is slightly different than the one provided by the World Health Organization which includes non EU countries although most of the top positions are in Europe. In this ranking the top 10 countries are France, Italy, San Marino, Andorra, Malta, Singapore, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan. UK comes at position 18th, Germany at position 25th and the US in position 37. The WHO ranking seems to be less biased towards Scandinavian countries and more biased to Mediterranean ones.

Science in Germany

ECCS workshop on evolution and game theory