About: breast cancer

Thousands of breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy, landmark study says

Chemotherapy may be avoided in about 70% of early-stage breast cancer patients, thus limiting chemotherapy to the 30% who can be predicted it will be beneficial for them, a study released on Sunday (3 June) shows.
Health 11-05-2018

Time to address the EU’s inequalities in breast cancer diagnosis and care

Across the EU, we have seen positive results for breast cancer care as more women are being diagnosed and treated earlier, leading to higher survival rates. However, while the EU as a whole is making advancement, progress is not consistent across its territory, writes Cristian Silviu Bușoi.  
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 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).

EU agency OK’d 39 cancer drugs without evidence they work, study shows

The European Medicines Agency approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked, unnecessarily exposing patients to toxicity, researchers said Thursday (5 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.
Health 23-01-2017

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay €60 million in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved.
Health 26-05-2016

Andriukaitis: We have the tools to avoid ‘unnecessary loss of lives’

Decision-makers should stop ignoring risk factors like tobacco, which causes deaths that could have been avoided, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com.
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Health and safety at work: Priorities and gender challenges

ETUI Senior Researcher Aida Ponce talks to ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch about the priorities and gender challenges that employees face at their workplace.
Getting Europe Moving
Health 18-06-2015

Getting Europe Moving

A new study shows the costs of ‘doing nothing’: the inactivity time bomb is killing 500,000 Europeans, and costing over € 80 billion per year. ISCA (International Sport & Culture Association) is campaignin to get 100 million Europeans to move more by 2020. Read the full report and find out what you can do to help get Europe moving at http://inactivity-time-bomb.nowwemove.com.
Health 24-07-2014

High cholesterol causes breast cancer, study shows

British researchers have discovered a relationship between high cholesterol levels in women, and breast cancer. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 18-04-2008

Commission asked to draft cancer action plan

With over 6,000 new cancer cases diagnosed daily in Europe and a dramatic increase in statistics expected due to ageing populations, EU health ministers have agreed that an integrated EU action plan to fight the disease is needed.
Health 04-04-2008

Avoiding chemical exposure ‘only way to halt breast cancer’

The breast cancer epicemic cannot be reversed without considering women's exposure to chemical cocktails throughout their lives, argued Professor Andreas Kortenkamp of the University of London, presenting new scientific evidence to the European Parliament.
Health 07-03-2006

Big differences in women’s health status across EU

A report on facts and figures on women's health in Europe highlights substantial differences in women's health status, exposure to health risks and access to healthcare across Europe.
Health 24-10-2005

EU promotes quality assurance in mammography

Breast cancer kills every six minutes in the EU. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better are the chances of survival from this disease.
Health 09-06-2003

MEPs draw attention to importance of fight against breast cancer

The non-binding resolution adopted by the European Parliament on 5 June calls for the fight against breast cancer to be made a health policy priority. In this context, MEPs stress that the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare must be improved across the EU.