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 …

Why is lung cancer so under-reported?
02 Dec 2016 – 17:18
Why is lung cancer so under-reported?

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide and while cancer rates are decreasing, lung cancer still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths across the world. Apart from late stage diagnosis, poor …

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 …

Arming for the European battle against lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 11:00
Arming for the European battle against lung cancer

Addressing the risk factors of cancer is the European Commission’s first line of attack in the battle against cancer. In this article, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, focuses on the two …

Wake up call in the fight against pollution
01 Dec 2016 – 14:41
Wake up call in the fight against pollution

Despite efforts by the European Parliament and European Commission to put in place ambitious national caps on emissions to slash air pollution, individual member states have have agreed for a weak emissions control deal. Passionate …

A Paediatric Oncology Reference Network in Europe
30 Nov 2016 – 17:25
A Paediatric Oncology Reference Network in Europe

Though survival rates in childhood cancer have vastly improved, inequalities still remain in treatment and care available to different member states. Professor Ruth Ladenstein, St. Anna’s Children’s Hospital, Vienna, Austria, reviews the survival gap and …

Delivering harmonised paediatric oncology training
30 Nov 2016 – 17:22

By Professor Riccardo Riccardi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
The delivery of high quality care as well as considerable progresses clinical and basic research can only be ensured via a harmonised paediatric oncology training …

Innovative treatments and quality radiotherapy are essential
30 Nov 2016 – 17:21
Innovative treatments and quality radiotherapy are essential

Overall survival from childhood malignancies has dramatically improved, with survival rates reaching over 80%, yet some types of cancer remain a challenge. Professor Gilles Vassal, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, says innovative therapies could effectively …

Help us make a difference
30 Nov 2016 – 17:15
Help us make a  difference

Even a little donation can contribute to create a brighter future for a little patient. If you think that children and adolescents with cancer deserve a brighter future, join our community and support what we …