Up close and personal with Mr GDPR
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Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an exclusive interview to discuss everything relating to the new regulation on personal data protection – the General Data Protection …

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Future challenges for better control of prostate cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:00
Future challenges for better control of prostate cancer

Reducing over-diagnosis and the resulting overtreatment through refined and improved early detection is crucial in improving the quality of life and survival of prostate cancer patients. Dr Tit Albreht, Head of Centre, National Institute of …

Improve access to brachytherapy for all patients across Europe
14 Jul 2017 – 09:35
Improve access to brachytherapy for all patients across Europe

Despite brachytherapy being highly effective among prostate cancer patients, availability of facilities differs across Europe and several countries are still under-equipped. Dr Bradley Pieters, Head – Brachytherapy Department, University of Amsterdam, calls for a uniform …

Ensure patient access to next-generation cancer treatments
14 Jul 2017 – 09:31
Ensure patient access to next-generation cancer treatments

There have been several new promising therapies for prostate cancer, but many patients across Europe are not yet getting equal access to treatment. Dr Marisca Marian from Bayer calls on policy makers, researchers and key …

A radical vision to beat prostate cancer in Europe
14 Jul 2017 – 09:30
A radical vision to beat prostate cancer in Europe

An increasing trend in the incidence of prostate cancer (PCa) has been observed in almost all European countries over the last few decades. There are no population-based, organised programmes for PCa in Europe as existing …

Latest twists in PCa diagnosis and treatment
14 Jul 2017 – 09:25
Latest twists in PCa diagnosis and treatment

Prof Dr Hein Van Poppel, Adjunct Secretary General – Education, European Association for Urology, provides an overview of the latest in the fast moving field of prostate cancer diagnosis and management
Population based PSA screening has …

Integrating patient preference into treatment decisions prove crucial
14 Jul 2017 – 09:25
Integrating patient preference into treatment decisions prove crucial

Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition, Dr Lydia Makaroff, writes that patients should be partners in their own treatments, as well as empowered to offer insights and practical recommendations to improve policy
The rates of …

Elderly women with breast cancer have worse outcomes
14 Jul 2017 – 09:20
Elderly women with breast cancer have worse outcomes

Though almost half of women dying from breast cancer are aged 75 or above, the screening upper age in Europe never exceeds 75. Carole Mathelin, Vice President for Europe, International Society of Senology, et al, …

A manifesto for consistent, superior and multidisciplinary breast cancer care
14 Jul 2017 – 09:15
A manifesto for consistent, superior and multidisciplinary breast cancer care

While Europe boasts of many good breast cancer services, wide inequality exists in quality of treatment across EU countries. Some member states continue to lack access to specialist units. Fatima Cardoso et al., from the …

ECIBC’s new screening recommendations to reduce the breast cancer burden in Europe
14 Jul 2017 – 09:15
ECIBC’s new screening recommendations to reduce the breast cancer burden in Europe

Aiming to reduce the burden of breast cancer and improve diagnosis and care of breast cancer in Europe, the European Commission Intiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) recently launched its first four recommendations for breast cancer …

How should the EU act differently in tackling the burden of breast cancer?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:15
How should the EU act differently in tackling the burden of breast cancer?

There is no better time than now to reflect on what individual member states could change in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Francesca Colombo, Head of the OECD’s Health Division, and Rie Fujisawa, OECD …