Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?
20 Sep 2018 – 17:06 | No Comment

Before AI gets to the point of threatening humanity and becomes a superhuman tech, we should build clear rules to ensure that robots serve human interests at all times. Mady Devaux MEP  says the EU has …

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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 …

Being breast cancer aware, 365 days a year
14 Jul 2017 – 09:10
Being breast cancer aware, 365 days a year

Why should we restrict all breast cancer awareness programs to the month of October? Emphasising the importance of education, screening and early detection of breast cancer, Dr Miriam Dalli MEP addresses the policy issues in …

Prescription for change
14 Jul 2017 – 09:10
Prescription for change

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and is the most common cause of cancer among women in most countries. If this situation is to change, urgent action is required at the …

Clinical and policy cooperation important in fight against cancer
08 Dec 2016 – 17:30
Clinical and policy  cooperation important in fight against cancer

While the work done by the European Parliament’s informal group MEP’s against Cancer and the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer will continue to develop on cancer prevention in Europe and improve policy between member …

How do we solve the hardest challenges in cancer?
06 Dec 2016 – 17:22
How do we solve the hardest  challenges in cancer?

Cancer Research UK has made lung cancer a priority and has increased funding towards the deadly disease as against other cancer types.   Dr. Karen Noble, Head of Research Training and Fellowships, Cancer Research UK, makes …

Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
06 Dec 2016 – 10:09
Children with cancer can’t wait any longer

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has benefited a series of childhood diseases, yet only two innovative anti-cancer drugs have been authorised so far. Francoise Grossetete MEP analyses the impact of the legislation and points out …

Europe must do more to ensure children don’t miss out on life-saving treatments
05 Dec 2016 – 10:17
Europe must do more to ensure children don’t miss out on life-saving treatments

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has resulted in far fewer treatments being made available for children than there should be. Glenis Willmott MEP reviews the regulation and points out what crucially needs changing  regarding current …

Relevance of policy in shaping personalised medicine and tackling lung cancer
05 Dec 2016 – 10:16
Relevance of policy in shaping personalised medicine and tackling lung cancer

Policymakers have a significant role to play in bringing about a Europe in which personalised medicine, in all its forms, can be integrated into healthcare systems. Denis Horgan, Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, …

‘Low-dose CT screening best for high-risk patients’
05 Dec 2016 – 10:14
‘Low-dose CT screening best for high-risk patients’

In the European Union, lung cancer is the 4th cancer in incidence with 313,000 new cases per year, but remains the number one killer, accounting to 268,000 deaths per year. Lung cancer represents 21% of all cancer deaths in …