Diabetes, Cancer, Hepatitis

Health 17-11-2021

Complementary therapy stakeholders say their treatments help cancer patients

The EU's ambitious plans to beat cancer would be complemented by taking greater account of how complementary therapies can improve quality of life alongside medical treatment, panellists argued at a EURACTIV event on ‘Integrative oncology’.
27-10-2021

Improving access to diabetes care will fit into EU’s health data space

Diabetes patients will be among the beneficiaries of the much-awaited European health data space seeking to make good use of healthcare data across the bloc, according to policymakers and health stakeholders.
27-10-2021

Diabetes in the EU between awareness and access to care

Diabetes remains a major public health concern despite the efforts to increase awareness and reverse its relentless spread in Europe.
15-10-2021

Fighting metastatic breast cancer is a race against time in Poland

Ewa Myślińska is a 29-year-old patient who has been fighting cancer for four years now. She remembers it was 9 October when she touched her breast incidentally and felt a strange hardness. EURACTIV Poland reports.
15-10-2021

Spanish medical experts warn about advanced breast cancer after COVID-19 slowdown

Spain’s focus on handling the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed other vital healthcare fields. Medical professionals warn that an increasing number of patients are now only accessing treatment when the cancer has already spread.
14-10-2021

Italian patients with advanced breast cancer in search of information

Despite efforts to raise awareness by the authorities, patients with metastatic breast cancer in Italy are still struggling to understand what options they have and often lose precious time trying to identify the latest available treatments.
12-10-2021

Expert: Decision makers lack knowledge on advanced breast cancer

Treatments for metastatic breast cancer (MBC), which affects thousands of European women every year, have progressed and can now significantly prolong a patient’s life but decision-makers still don't take this fully into account, an expert has told EURACTIV.

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.