Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
06 Dec 2016 – 10:09 | No Comment

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 …

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Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:23
Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer

The European Commission addresses the environmental risk factors of lung cancer through an ambitious tobacco control policy comprising both robust laws regulating tobacco products and prohibiting the advertising and sponsorship of such products. Antoni Monsterrat …

How do we solve the hardest challenges in cancer?
02 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 …

Policies to improve lung cancer prevention, treatment, and research in Europe
02 Dec 2016 – 17:13
Policies to improve lung cancer prevention, treatment, and research in Europe

People diagnosed with lung cancer face many challenges that include stigma, delayed diagnosis, and access to optimal treatment. Lydia Makaroff, Director and Francesco Florindi, Policy Coordinator, European Cancer Patient Coalition, assess these challenges and offer …

Why more needs to be done to help children with cancer
30 Nov 2016 – 16:28
Why more needs to be done to help children with cancer

More than 60 types of cancer occur in children and more than 6,000 children and adolescents die of cancer within Europe every year. Professor Martin Schrappe, University Hospital Kiel, Kiel, Germany analyses the many factors …

European Commission’s action on health priorities
31 Mar 2016 – 13:14
European Commission’s action on health priorities

In an exclusive interview with Government Gazette, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, discusses the EU action on cancer, diabetes and healthcare technology
The incidence of prostate cancer and diabetes has significantly increased …

Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda
31 Mar 2016 – 10:00
Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda

The MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group strives to reduce cancer incidence by promoting prevention, reducing mortality through equitable access to high-quality care and ensuring good quality of life for cancer patients. MEP Nessa Childers, Vice …

Innovative therapies must be made accessible to all
30 Mar 2016 – 17:27
Innovative therapies must be made accessible to all

Access pathways must foster innovation to address unmet needs, align evidence requirements as treatment options move earlier in the disease course, and remove barriers to access for patients. Jane Griffiths, Group Chairman, Janssen Europe, Middle …

Calling for a compulsory screening mechanism in UK
30 Mar 2016 – 17:06
Calling for a compulsory screening mechanism in UK

All cancers are required to be diagnosed sufficiently early if treatment should to be successful and prostate cancer appears to be the most difficult as patients often show no early symptoms. Gary Steele, M.B.E, Chairman, …

Targeted prostate biopsy gets cost-effective
30 Mar 2016 – 14:58
Targeted prostate biopsy gets cost-effective

Exact Imaging’s breakthrough ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound system enables a 300% improvement in resolution over the current ultrasound systems. Urologists can now accurately visualise suspicious regions in the prostate and better target biopsies for better and more …

Improving patient safety and embracing technology
30 Mar 2016 – 13:37
Improving patient safety and embracing technology

Canvassing for innovative mobile solutions in disease management and improving patient safety, MEP Piernicola Pedicini, Member of EP’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety explores measures that could potentially boost the uptake …