Metastatic breast cancer

Health 07-05-2018

MEPs step up action to protect terminally ill workers in the EU

A group of EU lawmakers has taken the UK-led “Dying to Work” campaign to the EU in an effort to mobilise support for terminally ill patients across Europe, who face unfair treatment at work.
Health 09-04-2018

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC): pink turning deep black

MBC is more than just a lethal disease. It has a toxic impact on most if not to say all aspects of MBC patient’s lives. A situation that is aggravated by their underdog position, even in the breast cancer community itself.
Health 07-03-2018

Going into the real world to gather cancer data

In view of the growing burden of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), data on recurrence of the disease is urgently needed to support further research into the specific needs of patients.
Health 23-01-2018

MBC patients higher on the EU agenda

We have to increase the survival rate for metastatic breast cancer patients. Science has done its part and hopefully will keep up. Policy is supposed to support it, requiring a continuous effort among multiple actors, argues MEP Alberto Cirio.
Health 14-12-2017

A charter for the world’s metastatic breast cancer patients

The world’s leading metastatic breast cancer (MBC) experts and advocates came together in Lisbon in November to welcome the ABC Alliance Global Charter. Marc Beishon explains.
Health 05-12-2017

Metastatic breast cancer: The black hole of cancer research and treatment

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has long been disregarded by advocacy groups, researchers and policymakers. As a result, little is known about the scope of the disease, its economic burden and the best way to treat it.
Health 27-11-2017

MBC: a modern Cinderella story peppered with sacred cows

Medical data owners should cooperate and no longer monopolise their databases and policy makers should consider what is most important: protecting the privacy of the present MBC patients or allowing privacy exceptions to save the lives of future MBC patients, writes Suzanne Leempoels.
Health 16-11-2017

Empower cancer patients to improve quality of life, say experts

A group of metastatic breast cancer experts has urged policymakers to empower patients with greater choice and participation in their treatment and care, to improve the quality of life of patients, their carers and families.
Health 18-10-2017

EU lawmakers push for better outcomes for metastatic breast cancer patients

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) kills half a million women in the EU every year, yet progress on the quality of life and survival time of MBC patients remains elusive. MEPs addressed the need to improve patient outcomes with a policy roadmap launched on Tuesday (17 October).
Health 02-10-2017

Closing the gap on metastatic breast cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. The pink ribbon movement has achieved progress in spreading awareness and pushing for widespread cancer screening.

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