About: BECA

Revision of orphan and paediatric drug framework needed, say reports

Both the European Parliament and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have reiterated the need to update the regulations on medicines for children and orphan drugs, in order to better address unmet needs of children and adolescents in cancer care.
Health 23-02-2022

Health Brief: Oh, BECA (you’re that special one)

Oh, baby, you are my special one, Marvin Gaye sang, and it could have just as well been about the Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA). But with more and more "special" committees cropping up, the question is: are they 'specially memorable' or 'nothing special'?
Health 10-12-2021

EU lawmakers want to strengthen bloc’s role in fight against cancer

The European Parliament's special committee on cancer control (BECA) adopted on Thursday (9 December) a report on "Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer". EURACTIV France reports.
Health 05-11-2021

Too many disparities in cancer treatment remain within the EU, say MEPs

Disparities in the access to cancer treatment persist across the EU with differences in survival up to 25% for the same disease and at the same stage of illness between different member states, European lawmakers have warned.
Health 27-07-2021

Parliament draft report pushes for tax hike on all tobacco products

A draft of a new report from the European Parliament's beating cancer committee does not distinguish between cigarettes and novel tobacco products on key points, signalling a tighter position on tobacco control, but some EU lawmakers are already mobilising to challenge this.