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As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised online with their poisonous ideology, the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King raises the bar in Europe’s fight against online …

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‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’
14 Jul 2017 – 10:50
‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’

Increasing patient literacy and reducing inequalities in access to drugs and treatment mechanisms is crucial in fighting breast cancer in Europe. Karin Kadenbach MEP, co-chair of the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to Healthcare …

Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?
14 Jul 2017 – 10:40
Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?

Dr Martine J Piccart  and Dr Noam Ponde from Institut Jules Bordet make an extensive study of the European drug scenario and note that a major reform in drug development is necessary, with “risk sharing” …

Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30
Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer

 Placing the issue of metastatic breast cancer firmly on the European Parliament’s agenda, Emma McClarkin MEP writes that politicians should highlight the psychosocial needs of sufferers and strive to understand their lives to ensure better …

‘Harmonised reimbursement approach key to reducing treatment inequalities’
14 Jul 2017 – 10:07
‘Harmonised reimbursement approach key to reducing treatment inequalities’

Personalised breast cancer treatment for patients in Europe should be a priority, however a discordant reimbursement process means that many cannot access vital tests to prevent under or over treatment. Dr Marjolaine Baldo, EMEA Commercial …

Tackling breast cancer: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and collaboration
14 Jul 2017 – 10:05
Tackling breast cancer: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and collaboration

Despite several medical advancements in the last decade, the mortality rate of breast cancer remains high across Europe. Alexander Roediger, Policy Lead – Oncology for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada (EMEAC) and Dr Christian …

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 …

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 …