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Agrifood 11-05-2022

EU agencies push back glyphosate assessment to mid-2023

Due to an unprecedented flood of stakeholder input, relevant EU agencies announced their risk assessment on glyphosate will only come in mid-2023, even though the herbicide’s current approval will expire by the end of this year.
Health 10-03-2022

MEPs call for more protection for workers

On Wednesday (9 March) Parliament gave a green light for a new EU strategic framework on health and safety at work that includes better protection of workers from exposure to harmful substances, stress at work and repetitive motion injuries. 

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.

EU steps up workers’ protection against carcinogenic substances

On Thursday (3 March) the Council gave the final green light to an update on the EU rules on reducing workers’ exposure to carcinogens, mutagens, or reprotoxic substances, addressing the first cause of work-related deaths in Europe. 
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'?

MEPs divided over alcohol consumption in fight against cancer

An EU report on beating cancer was adopted by a large majority of MEPs on Wednesday (16 February), after conservatives' amendments loosened up zero-alcohol recommendations. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 11-02-2022

French presidency eyes ‘Grenoble declaration’ as Health Union milestone

French health minister Olivier Véran announced that a 'Grenoble Declaration' would soon be signed by his European counterparts to "mark a time that counts in the history of European health."

Commission targets women’s cancer, inequalities in new Cancer Plan actions

The European Commission has launched four new EU Cancer Plan initiatives focusing on women's cancers and inequality across the bloc ahead of World Cancer Day.
Health 02-02-2022

Health Brief: The HPV vaccine moral dilemma

At a time when Europe’s beating cancer plan aims to include boys in HPV vaccination programs, vaccine shortages are creating a moral dilemma: Should a shot be given to a boy in the EU or a girl in a low-income country?
Health 05-01-2022

Tattoo artists in uproar over EU ink bans

Tattoo parlours across the European Union were in crisis on as a new rule came into force which effectively bans many of their most popular inks and which one artist described as like taking "taking the flour from a bakery."
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.
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Health 09-12-2021

Boosting cross-border collaborations and joint procurement to improve access to new medicines in Europe

Existing cross-border collaborations have shown that pooling resources can facilitate access to new medicines for patients at a fairer price. At the same time, the potential of the EU Joint Procurement Agreement reaches beyond vaccines and treatments for communicable cross-border health threats.
Health 04-11-2021

HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk by almost 90%, study confirms

Cervical cancer rates are 87% lower in women vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) when they were between 12-13, a new study published in The Lancet confirmed.
Health 28-10-2021

Metastatic Breast Cancer – How can we improve care for patients and survivors?

Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the EU after cardiovascular disease. 2.6 million people are diagnosed every year.
Health 18-10-2021

Media Partnership: Integrative Oncology – The missing link in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Cancer is a top health priority for the European Union, as every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million die from it.

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.
Health 13-10-2021

France leads Europe in care for metastatic breast cancer patients, but not in screening

Although France is seen as a "leader" in organising the care of women with metastatic cancer,  as their quality of life has become an essential aspect of patient care in France, screening - which can reduce mortality by 20% - must be stepped up. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 05-10-2021

Health Brief: Cancer. The silent battle continues

The COVID crisis has scrambled the EU’s priorities when it comes to health. But while all eyes have been on COVID-19, European institutions have been carrying on their “silent battle” against an older enemy: cancer.
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.
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.
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.

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. 

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.

French residents oppose housing project due to heavily polluted land plots

The French senate is set to debate an inquiry committee report on soil pollution on Wednesday (13 January) after residents of the Ormes district in the Paris Commune of Romainville opposed a housing project on a very polluted plot of land, . EURACTIV France reports.