Diabetes, Cancer, Hepatitis

Slovenia, Germany and Portugal adopt schemes for patient inclusion in cancer research

Slovenia, as part of its EU Trio Presidency with Germany and Portugal, adopted on Tuesday (7 September) a document on approaches to actively involve patients in cancer research.
Agrifood 19-08-2021

EU tightens limits on cancer-causing cadmium, lead levels in food

The European Commission has set new maximum levels for two cancer-causing food contaminants, cadmium and lead, in a range of food products, due to enter into force at the end of the month.
28-07-2021

EU countries need to do their homework to eliminate hepatitis by 2030

The world is on a mission to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. But the World Health Organisation has warned that despite positive progress in recent years, “there is still a long way to go”. 
Health 14-07-2021

MEPs are calling for complete elimination of cancer-causing asbestos

The European Parliament has called for the creation of a strategy to completely eliminate cancer-causing asbestos in a bid to strengthen workers' protection and reduce exposure to this common chemical.
11-05-2021

Health Commissioner: EU cancer plan must ‘break the silence’ on women’s cancers

There is a large inequality of access to women's cancer services and treatments across the block, according to the EU health chief, who highlighted the role of Europe's Beating Cancer plan in bridging these disparities.
Agrifood 04-02-2021

EU goes easy on alcohol in cancer plan

Alcoholic drinks have been treated differently to tobacco products in Europe's Beating cancer plan, as overuse, not its use, will be targeted by the Commission's initiatives.
04-02-2021

EU cancer plan ushers in ‘new era’ for preventing, tackling cancer

Stakeholders in the health sector widely welcomed the long-awaited Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, unveiled on Wednesday (3 January), as a "new era for cancer care and cancer patients" which places the European Union at the forefront of research and innovation efforts. 
28-01-2021

EU cancer plan to create control centre for coordinating cancer efforts

The much-awaited ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ intends to create a knowledge centre to coordinate the scientific and technical cancer-related initiatives at the EU level, including the European health data space, according to a leaked draft of the plan.
26-01-2021

Commission envisages tobacco-free Europe by 2040 in leaked cancer plan

The much-awaited 'Europe's Beating Cancer Plan' is being shaped with a strong push on prevention, targeting in particular alcohol and tobacco products, including novel tobacco products like e-cigarettes, EURACTIV has learnt.
26-11-2020

Expert: EU research budget needs clear goals to drive diabetes care

The European Union has a critical role to play in optimising the management of diabetes care, by setting clear boundaries and precise objectives through its research funds, an expert has told EURACTIV.
24-11-2020

Expert: Europeans ‘effectively denied access’ to decisive cancer biomarkers

Biomarker testing holds the potential to revolutionise early diagnosis and prevention of cancer. But the EU has not yet managed to fully capitalise on these advances, according to health experts.
24-11-2020

Health budgets, patients pay the cost of fragmented diabetes care: report

The establishment of integrated budgets to tackle diabetes in Europe could bring much better outcomes for patients and simultaneously reduce avoidable costs for health systems of European countries, a new report has found.
13-11-2020

COVID-19 further complicated ‘biggest cancer killer’ diagnosis

There is an urgent need for specific recommendations over lung-cancer screening at the highest political levels in order to detect early and tackle lung cancer, the “biggest killer cancer”, stakeholders have said.
06-02-2020

Health minister: This time Belgium could mine healthcare data instead of coal

Belgium has an enormous wealth of digital data, which could help it become a new “mining” country. “We could mine data instead of coal”, Belgian Health Minister told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
05-02-2020

‘This is personal’: Von der Leyen launches consultation on EU’s Cancer Plan

The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.
04-02-2020

Cancer – A common European endeavour

Every day in Europe, new cancer cases are diagnosed. Every day in Europe, patients, their families and friends experience the tidal wave of emotions that a cancer diagnosis brings with it. Uncertainty about the future, feelings of shock, sadness, anger,...
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03-02-2020

Cancer care: why nutrition matters

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Malnutrition in cancer patients leads to poorer health outcomes. It also results in an increased burden to healthcare resources. Nutritional care should be an integral part of cancer care.
12-12-2019

Health Commissioner unveils roadmap for EU cancer plan

The Commission will kick-off the discussion on the 'Europe's beating cancer plan' next 4 February on the occasion of the world cancer day, while the communication and action plan itself is expected towards the end of 2020, Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced.
10-12-2019

Cancer fight requires optimism but also prudence, says top researcher

Any EU policy aimed at eradicating cancer must combine optimism, prudence and the realism of scientific evidence, the new boss of the EU research team on cancer, Walter Ricciardi, told EURACTIV in an interview.
14-11-2019

Expert: New European Commission should focus on the outcomes of diabetes

The new European Commission should focus on the outcomes of diabetes rather than on the processes within the healthcare system, which have been chronically fragmented and lacking strategic focus, Professor John Nolan told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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14-11-2019

Fighting Diabesity: The Role of Diet and Exercise

Dr David Heber is the chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute (HNI), which promotes excellence in nutrition education for the public and scientific community and sponsors scientific symposia. The HNI editorial board is made up of key scientific opinion leaders...
Health 14-10-2019

EU cancer plan will succeed if the right priorities are identified, official says

The much-awaited EU cancer plan will first have to identify specific needs at national level, seek funding and then be closely monitored in order to be successful, a high-ranking EU official has told EURACTIV.com.
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Agrifood 11-10-2019

Germany is a ‘developing country’ when it comes to tobacco regulation, expert says

While Germany is being branded a 'developing country' in terms of tobacco regulation, experts warn that a new wave of cancer illnesses may be related to the consumption of E-cigarettes. EURACTIV Germany reports.
20-09-2019

Eastern Europe diversity should be considered in EU-wide cancer plan

Having a pan-European cancer control plan is crucial, but some flexibility should be granted to member states in choosing which aspect to prioritise within the framework, said Linda Gibbs from Pfizer Oncology in an interview with EURACTIV.com.