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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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 …

Clinical and policy cooperation important in fight against cancer
02 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Measuring the value of care in the management of bladder cancer
30 Sep 2016 – 17:15
Measuring the value of care in the management of bladder cancer

How should we define success in disease management and track the level of achievement in order to continuously improve the health care system to be functional and sustainable? Dr. Zenichi Ihara, Health Economics Manager, Commercial …

Let’s put the evidence into practice
30 Sep 2016 – 17:14
Let’s put the evidence into practice

‘At least one of your neighbours, one of your children’s school friends or someone who you see on the bus to work every day might be suffering from the consequences of diabetes milletus. In order …

Navigating the rocky road ahead
30 Sep 2016 – 17:00
Navigating the rocky road ahead

What impact does Brexit have on the NHS and our health? Julie Girling MEP looks at the pros and cons and says the impact largely depends upon what the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister adopts …

Let’s take ownership of this public health challenge
30 Sep 2016 – 15:59
Let’s take ownership of this public health challenge

We will never entirely eradicate diabesity, but we can at least prevent a large portion of it. Francesca Colombo, Head, OECD Health Division, says it’s time we took ownership of this public health challenge as …

Making it easier to do the right thing
30 Sep 2016 – 15:57
Making it easier to do the right thing

AstraZeneca believes there is an urgent need for active political action and evidence based policy solutions in treating diabetes milieus. AstraZeneca elaborates on its policy forums and activities to address patients’ unmet needs

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