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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Relevance of policy in shaping personalised medicine and tackling lung cancer
05 Dec 2016 – 10:16
Relevance of policy in shaping personalised medicine and tackling lung cancer

Policymakers have a significant role to play in bringing about a Europe in which personalised medicine, in all its forms, can be integrated into healthcare systems. Denis Horgan, Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, …

Healthcare stakeholders join hands to fight lung cancer
05 Dec 2016 – 10:13
Healthcare stakeholders join hands to fight lung cancer

The 2016 Lung Cancer Europe Roundtableorganised by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies took place in Brussels on Tuesday, 27th September. Members of the European Parliament, senior representatives from the World Health Organisation and European …

At the forefront of a new era of clinical research
05 Dec 2016 – 10:00
At the forefront of a new era of clinical research

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is at the beginning of a creative period of bottom-up research activity. Dr. Giorgio Scagliotti, President Elect, IASLC, makes an assessment of the challenges within respiratory …

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 …

Treating elderly with lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:27
Treating elderly with lung cancer

With the European continent aging faster than any other region, evaluation of new drugs in the elderly is becoming a major issue. Dr. Ilona Rousalova, Pulmonologist & Thoracic Surgeon, Czech Lung Cancer Cooperative Group, studies …

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 …

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 …