EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30 | No Comment

Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Recent advances in personalised medicine in lung cancer – how can the benefits be leveraged throughout Europe?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:20
Recent advances in personalised medicine in lung cancer – how can the benefits be leveraged throughout Europe?

Michael Koehler, Commercial Portfolio Lead and Jason Almond, Brand Director, Oncology International Developed Markets at Pfizer discuss why it is imperative to support routine biomarker testing for lung cancer in Europe
Despite the highest mortality rates …

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, …

Professional groups call for action to lower the risk and mortality rate of prostate cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 09:20
Professional groups call for action to lower the risk and mortality rate of prostate cancer

Implementing prostate cancer awareness campaigns and corresponding survivorship plans, at both European and national levels, are key elements in effective healthcare strategies, but these moves have to be underpinned by a dynamic research environment and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Investing for the future
14 Jul 2017 – 09:10
Investing for the future

The aftermath of the economic and financial crisis had several profound effects on European economies and societies. On the one hand, the crisis accelerated a process of erosion of living standards. The political impact of …

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 …

What would a post-Brexit climate look like?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
What would a post-Brexit climate look like?

Climate change is certainly beyond boundaries and initial indications point towards a ‘negative environment’ for both Britain and the EU in a post-Brexit scenario. However, Julie Girling MEP says there is a huge opportunity to …