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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

New stem cell therapy for ischaemic heart disease    europa.eu

An EU-funded project is looking into 'Cardiac stem cells' (CSCs) to tackle the problem of chronic heart failure in Europe. Whilst previous research has concentrated on cells from the patients themsel[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: Melanoma    xplorehealth.eu

Game to engage in a dialogue | Skin cancer exposed What is melanoma? How can it be prevented? How is it diagnosed and how is it treated? In this game, you get the chance to discuss the prevention an[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis Experiment protocol | The biotechnology revolution Here[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative diseas[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: Obesity    xplorehealth.eu

Obesity is a complex disease involving multiple factors (genetic, environment, economic level, etc.). It also leads to many other diseases. In this game we propose a discussion of the ethical, legal[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity Family history plays a very important role in the predi[...]

NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress Discover how NCDs a[...]

Research Headlines - Why cancer drugs affect young children differently    europa.eu

Cancer drugs save lives, but they are highly toxic. Using the right amounts is crucial. EU-funded research focusing on doxorubicin, one of the main drugs used in chemotherapy, has generated new knowl[...]

News for the EORP Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry    escardio.org

On behalf of the Cardiomyopathy Executive Committee of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Long-Term Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis Registry[...]

Association found between high cholesterol and breast cancer    escardio.org

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. Read moreTopics: Basic Science, Cardiov[...]

Discarded surgery fat treats heart attacks    escardio.org

Stem cells from fat to be discarded during cardiac surgery can improve heart function, according to research from Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Read more. Topic[...]

First evidence for painless Atrial Fibrillation treatment    escardio.org

The first evidence for a shockless treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) presented on Friday 4 July at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Read more. Topics: Basic S[...]

Success Stories - Spotting inherited heart disease before it strikes    europa.eu

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a type of heart disease in which the organ's muscle becomes weaker. It can lead to heart failure and ventricular arrhythmia (a type of irregular heart beat)[...]

4 July - ESC Webinar: Problems and solutions in the management of resistant hypertension    escardio.org

On 4 July 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 CET, join Morris Brown and Isabella Sudano for a live webinar on the 2013 ESC Guidelines on the management of Arterial Hypertension. for Free by 2 July Topics: Hype[...]

Czech Republic should improve primary care and prevention to reduce chronic disease, says OECD    oecd.org

Strengthening primary health care and prevention programmes would help stem the growing tide of diabetes and other chronic health conditions in the Czech Republic, according to a new OECD report.[...]

E-journal of Cardiology Practice: Renal nerve denervation unraveled. Is the dream over?    escardio.org

Renal nerve denervation is a technique that was first described in the last few years as a tool to control blood pressure in resistant hypertensive patients especially. Although several studies have [...]

1st European Roundtable Meeting Report out now!    uicc.org

Report of the European Roundtable Meeting Berlin, May 2014 The Roundtable took place in Berlin, Germany, on 16 May and focused on ‘Improving cancer care in Europe - Sharing best practice and learnin[...]

Research Headlines - A new look at treatments for childhood cancers    europa.eu

Children rarely develop tumours, but if they do, the prognosis is uncertain. Sometimes, the growth just disappears, without therapy. Unfortunately, few families are so lucky, and there are only a han[...]

GlobalRT launch new website    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Please contact UICC for any questions GlobalRT launch an exciting n[...]

Research Headlines - Fighting Hepatitis B and liver cancer in West Africa    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are identifying and treating patients with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) in West Africa with the aim of reducing their risk of dying from liver cancer. The researchers are also develo[...]

Call for expressions of interest as Commission appointees to the European Commission Expert Group on Cancer Control    europa.eu

European Commission - Representative of producers of products or service providers in the field of cancer Representatives of pati[...]

The European Commission establishes expert group on cancer control    epha.org

On 3rd June 2014, the European Commission adopted a decision which establishes an expert group on cancer control. Cancer is still the second most common cause of death in the Union: in 2008, 2.5 mill[...]

Events - Webinar on IMI 2-Call 1 diabetes topic - 11 July 2014, Online    europa.eu

Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is one of three IMI webinars on its 1st Call for proposals under IMI 2. For more information on the webinar an[...]

Watch the HFA webinar on Iron deficiency in heart failure - From evidence to practice    escardio.org

Get an update with key opinion leaders on the impact of iron deficiency (ID) on CHF patients' outcomes and quality of life (QoL) independent of anaemia, and a review of newly released guidelines for [...]

The EHRA White Book 2014 highlights growing use of complex therapies for heart rhythm abnormalities in Europe    escardio.org

The White Book reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatment in 49 of the 56 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) member countries for the year 2013. The new White Book is published in electr[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft reflection paper on the use of patient reported outcome (PRO) measures in oncology studies, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The importance of the patient's point of view on their health status is fully acknowledged and such information may in principle be used in drawing regulatory conclusions regarding treatment effects.[...]

Plenary Session 5: Update and controversies in prostate cancer    uroweb.org

“The 29th EAU Congress has been a success. Particularly the attendance of countries beyond Europe was very high, for example Latin American countries like Brazil and Venezuela,” said Prof. Per-Ander[...]

EAU14 Souvenir Session: Urological imaging is a highly evolving field but approaches should change    uroweb.org

Imaging in urology is undergoing rapid changes but current research needs to change and should concentrate on well-designed and high quality studies, according to Prof. Peter Albers (DE).[...]

Patient Information launches first onco-urological topic: kidney cancer    uroweb.org

EAU Patient Information has reached a veritable milestone with the launch of the first onco-urological information set. The series on kidney cancer offers medical information about diagnosis and trea[...]

ESUR 2014: An interview with Prof. Ellen Zwarthoff    uroweb.org

Ahead of the 22nd ESUR meeting in Glasgow, Prof. Ellen Zwarthoff (Rotterdam, NL), biochemist and winner of this year's Dominique Chopin Award for significant achievements in urological research, talk[...]

Making diet count in cancer prevention    europa.eu

Cancer risk factors can be reduced by correct nutrition and physical activity, which are key elements in all recommendations for cancer prevention, such as the European code against cancer.[...]

Success Stories - DECIDE: enabling earlier diagnosis of dementia    europa.eu

DECIDE stands for 'Diagnostic Enhancement of Confidence by an International Distributed Environment'. This FP7 project brought together 13 partners from five European countries, with the Italian GARR[...]

Research Headlines - Better, faster treatment for children with cancer    europa.eu

ENCCA project helps to get better treatment more quickly to children and other young people suffering from the disease. EU-funded researchers are improving collaboration among cancer specialists work[...]

Commission decision establishing a Commission expert group on Cancer Control    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Novel coronary stent materials reduce heart inflammation risk    europa.eu

Tiny metal tubes called stents - which keep blood flowing through diseased coronary arteries by slowly releasing medication - have helped to save the lives of millions at risk of heart disease. Once [...]

EFA Patients will discuss at the European Parliament    efanet.org

Benefits of EU research on allergy, asthma and COPD On June 17th 2014, EFA invites all stakeholders interested in ongoing EU-funded research initiatives for allergy, asthma and COPD to the European P[...]

WHO launches new High Level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity    epha.org

At the 67th World Health Assembly, a new High-Level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity was officially launched. This new Commission aims to gather the best possible advice on dealing with the cri[...]

Research Headlines - Targeting cancerous tumours with precision    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have developed novel technology for treating cancer patients that could deliver drugs exactly where they are needed in the human body. The potential breakthrough, which combines[...]

European Week Against Cancer    uicc.org

This week is European Week Against Cancer (25-31 May). As the week falls on a political hiatus during an election year, The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) are calling on NGOs and citiz[...]

More efforts needed to tackle rising obesity, says OECD    oecd.org

Most people in OECD countries are overweight or obese. The social and economic consequences of this epidemic are dramatic, exposing an increasing number of people to chronic diseases such as diabetes[...]

Every day should be patients' rights day    epha.org

Active Citizenship Network (ACN) decided to dedicate the 8th celebration of European Patients' Rights Day in 2014 to [...]

Success Stories - Regaining autonomy after a stroke - a major health challenge    europa.eu

Stroke is the most common neurological disease. It is also the most common cause of life-long impairment in adulthood and of institutionalisation, implying a change from a self-determined, independen[...]

Research Headlines - New tool in battle against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's    europa.eu

A more powerful mass spectrometer developed by EU-funded researchers could potentially lead to better treatments for patients with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. In [...]

IARC/WHO & IACR launch cancer registry guidelines    uicc.org

Lyon, France, 26 May 2014 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) , the World Health Organization (WHO) , and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) today launch [...]

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted – CHMP endorses PRAC recommendation    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (R[...]

E-journal of Cardiology Practice on Secondary prevention of non-cardioembolic stroke    escardio.org

Highlighted for you in this article are the risk factor management and pharmaceutical strategy recommendations for secondary prevention of non-cardioembolic stroke according to the evidence reviewed [...]

E- journal of Cardiology Practice Likely features of female coronary artery disease    escardio.org

A woman complaining of chest pains might have a compromised anamnestic record, systolic arterial hypertension, abdominal obesity, diabetes, lipid metabolism disturbances, a habit of smoking, psychoso[...]

Childhood obesity and tuberculosis on agenda on first day of World Health Assembly    who.int

The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, WHO's annual global meeting of ministers and senior health officials, opened on 19 May 2014.[...]

Events - 8th Alpine Meeting: Current & Future challenges of oncology drug development - 29-31 October 2014, Buchen/Innsbruck, Austria    europa.eu

Scientific meeting between experts from academia, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss the latest challenges in oncology drug development. Topics to be covered: Biomarkers fo[...]

Invitation to attend Heart Failure 2015 in Seville, Spain    escardio.org

We have the honour of inviting you to attend the Heart Failure 2015 meeting that will be held in Seville, Spain, from 23 to 26 May 2015. Topics: Heart Failure (HF)[...]

Study group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy    escardio.org

The Study Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy was formed by the ESC in 2010 with the objective of bringing together specialists from a variety of disciplines to facilitate better understanding and man[...]

Novel device successfully treats central sleep apnoea in heart failure    escardio.org

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnoea (CSA) in heart failure patients. The one year results of the remede® system pilot study were revealed[...]

TOPCAT reveals regional differences in spironolactone effectiveness for HFpEF    escardio.org

Adding spironolactone to existing treatments does not significantly reduce the composite primary outcome in patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), reported the phase 3 TOPCAT study[...]

Heart failure hospitalisation more than doubles in IBD flares    escardio.org

Dr Søren L. Kristensen, lead author, said: [...]

Cardiovascular diseases rise during Greek financial crisis    escardio.org

Hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases increased during the Greek financial crisis, according to two studies from Athens. Dr Alexios Samentzas said: [...]

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth    escardio.org

Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in[...]

Negative iron balance predicts acute heart failure survival    escardio.org

Professor Ewa Jankowska, first author of the study, said: [...]

How could emergency care be improved for patients with acute heart failure?    escardio.org

Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology . Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe Professor Sean Collins Represents the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Va[...]

Highllights on the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure    escardio.org

Find out how the World Congress of Acute Heart Failure offers a great opportunity for several specialties, including cardiologists and emergency physicians, to come together to share their views on A[...]

Sleeping pills increase CV events in heart failure patients    escardio.org

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to research from Japan. Dr Masahiko Setoguchi said: [...]

A new Cancer Staging Tool is now available for free access    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development A new Cancer Staging Tool is now available for free access A collaboration of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) and the International Agen[...]

Cancon Newsletter (Cancer Control Joint Action)    Canconpdf

Newsletter produced by Cancon - ancer Control Joint Action. Cancon is a European Commission co-funded Joint Action on comprehensive cancer control

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CARDIOSTIM-EHRA EUROPACE 2014 presents the latest research on heart rhythm treatment and devices    escardio.org

The congress will take place from 18-21 June 2014 at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France. This year marks the first time Cardiostim and EHRA have collaborated to bring the scientific aspe[...]

Prevent premature deaths from heart failure, urges the Heart Failure Association    escardio.org

Awareness of Heart Failure is alarmingly poor among the general public and healthcare professionals alike. Policy initiatives that prioritise heart failure prevention and champion equity of care for [...]

Success Stories - Scientists report an important breakthrough in colon cancer treatment    europa.eu

EU researchers have used molecular tests to point the way to more effective therapy for patients with a previously untreatable form of colon cancer.[...]

Sports field transformed for breast cancer    uicc.org

Melbourne, 10th May 2014 - 15,000 people stood together in the name of breast cancer awareness on Australia's principal sporting ground, the MCG, in the shape of BCNA's iconic Pink Lady logo. read mo[...]

Sporting field transformed for breast cancer    uicc.org

Melbourne, 10th May 2014 - 15,000 people stood together in the name of breast cancer awareness on Australia's principal sporting ground, the MCG, in the shape of BCNA's iconic Pink Lady logo. read mo[...]

The shape of things to come: study predicts increase in adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030    escardio.org

Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries of Europe by 2030, according to a statistical modelling study. However, the forecast rates v[...]

Review of Corlentor/Procoralan started    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has started a review of the medicine Corlentor/Procoralan (ivabradine). Corlentor/Procoralan is used to treat the symptoms of adults with long-term stable angina (chest [...]

IARC Publications - PDFs online - Manual for Cancer Registry Personnel    iarc.fr

IARC Technical Report No. 10 Edited by D. Esteban, S. Whelan, A. Laudico, D.M. Parkin[...]

Press Release: World Asthma Day 2014    efanet.org

Improving air quality can limit the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems in children and adults, say HEAL/EFA on the launch of the “ Know your air for health ” website today. Information [...]

[ToyBox project report] Obesity prevention in children in pre-school years: policies and evidence    epha.org

On 30 April 2014, the World Obesity Federation (formerly the International Association for the Study of Obesity) published its report [...]

World Asthma Day    efanet.org

World Asthma Day 2014 Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency. An asthma attack is the result of an inflammation of[...]

EU Public Health and Chronic Diseases    efanet.org

First ever EU Summit on Chronic Diseases On April 3 and 4, the European Commission organised the first ever EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The World Health Organisation estimates that chronic disease[...]

Eplerenone reduces primary endpoint in acute myocardial infarction patients    escardio.org

A drug known to reduce mortality rate in patients with heart failure has now been found significantly effective when administered early in patients following an acute (ST elevated) myocardial infarct[...]

2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Register now and benefit from early bird savings! The 2014 World Cancer Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 3-6 December 2014. read more[...]

Speech by President Barroso: Slovakia at the Heart of Europe    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission University of Bratislava Bratislava, 28 April 2014 Thank you Mr. Rector, Thank you Prime Mi[...]

Scientific guideline: Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuvant breast cancer studies, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuvant breast cancer studies Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuv[...]

European cancer information – new series of factsheets    europa.eu

A new series of factsheets published by the JRC and the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) provide a unique overview of the cancer disease burden in Europe. They collect, condense and commu[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends approval of Mekinist for the treatment of melanoma    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing authorisation for Mekinist (trametinib) for the treatment of adult patients with unrese[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends extending use of Nexavar to include treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended extending the use of the cancer medicine Nexavar (sorafenib) to the treatment of progressive, loc[...]

No ban for TV ad showing link between alcohol and cancer    eurocare.org

Attempts by the alcohol industry to ban a TV advertisement linking their products with an increased risk of developing cancer have failed.[...]

The world’s largest heart failure congress    escardio.org

Media alert: The latest scientific advances and emerging therapies in heart failure will be showcased at Heart Failure 2014, The core of which is the presentation of original scientific research: bre[...]

[EPHA report] EU Summit on Chronic Diseases    epha.org

On 3 and 4 April 2014 in Brussels, the European Commission (EC) held the first ever [...]

A global view on the prevention of cardiovascular disease    escardio.org

The theme of this year's congress is [...]

The European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND)    epha.org

Almost one century after the discovery of insulin therapy , people who suffer from diabetes still continue facing physical and psychological pain. Last January, the European Policy Action Network on [...]

Access all the presentations from EuroHeartCare 2014    escardio.org

The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions has made the slides from all EuroHeartcongress presentations available here. Topics: Cardiovascular Nursing[...]

Professional groups: a key role in boosting prostate cancer research    uroweb.org

Professional medical groups, particularly those operating in international and regional levels, play a vital role in boosting cancer research with future trends expected to emphasise intra-regional c[...]

PRAC recommends against combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has reviewed the risks of combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system, a[...]

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study    escardio.org

Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study publis[...]

Expanding Global Access to Radiotherapy    uicc.org

Lancet Oncology publishes commentary on the UICC Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control Radiotherapy, an important element of comprehensive cancer management, is highly effective at imp[...]

World Cancer Day 2014 Report Now Available!    uicc.org

Find out what happened on 4th February when the whole cancer community came together to mark this important day! Read about what happened on 4th February 2014 when the world united to mark this impor[...]

Poor sleep doubles hospitalisations in heart failure patients    escardio.org

Chronic sleep deprivation previously linked to inflammation and higher stress levels according to research presented during EuroHeartCare 2014; Dr Peter Johansson, first author said: [...]

Depression increases heart failure risk by 40%    escardio.org

Reducing stress that triggers depression may improve outlook; Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40%, a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians has shown. The findings wer[...]

[EPHA comments] First EU Summit on Chronic Diseases    epha.org

The first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases took place in Brussels during the 3rd and 4th of April. Peggy Maguire, EPHA president, delivered a key note speech. In this article we have pulled out the main[...]

Press Release: EFA Calls for Strategy at Chronic Diseases Summit    efanet.org

Patients with asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease call for an EU strategy on chronic diseases European institutions must take the lead to tackle respiratory diseases affecting m[...]

WORLD AUTISM DAY: EMPLOYMENT IS MORE THAN JUST A JOB FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM    edf-feph.org

Today 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism – totalling around 3.3 million people in the European Union. In most regions of Europe, these children grow up to face widespread unemployment and l[...]

High-tech solution for tackling brain disease    europa.eu

How can pressure cells contribute to help tackling the rapidly growing problem of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer? This is one of the issues a new project funded by NMI3 will seek to address.[...]

IARC Working Group Report No 7: Primary End-points for Prophylactic HPV Vaccine Trials    iarc.fr

The potential of the current licensed preventive virus-like particle human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to have a major public health impact is leading to additional clinical trials. The Internation[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - Chronic Diseases    europa.eu

Chronic diseases are a major and growing problem in the population. They are by far the leading cause of mortality, representing some 86% of all deaths in the EU. Two million people die every year f[...]

Research Headlines - Fighting cancer by attacking its support network    europa.eu

When we think of cancer we often think of rogue, villainous cells in an otherwise healthy organ. But research is increasingly showing that our bodies are complicit in the disease, providing cancer ce[...]

Final Report Summary - PI3KACT (Dynamic regulation of Ras signaling - a novel way to attenuate PI3K activity in cancer and inflammation)    europa.eumsw8

UNIVERSITAET BASEL Despite the growing knowledge concerning the inherent mechanisms driving inflammatory and allergic disease, present anti-inflammatory treatments mostly target symptoms or broadly s[...]

Periodic Report Summary - PI3KACT (Dynamic regulation of Ras signaling a novel way to attenuate PI3K activity in cancer and inflammation)    europa.eumsw8

UNIVERSITAET BASEL Normal cellular behaviour is tightly controlled by a complex network of cellular interactions and emerging signalling pathways. Ras proteins were among the first molecules recognis[...]

EMA recommends approval of new treatment for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer together with companion diagnostic    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Vynfinit (vintafolide) for the treatment of women with a s[...]

Law and Cancer workshop a big success    uicc.org

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently conducted an Intensive Legal Training Workshop. The first of its kind for the global cancer community, the workshop, which took place from 10 February to[...]

Research Headlines - Tiny technology to tackle Alzheimer's    europa.eu

Today, some 24 million people worldwide are affected by dementia with more than 4 million new cases recorded every year. This equates to a new case every eight seconds. To address these staggering fi[...]

World Cancer Congress 2014    uicc.org

Register now and benefit from early bird savings! The 2014 World Cancer Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 3-6 December 2014. read more[...]

Relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention    iarc.fr

The IARC Monographs Programme is proud to announce the relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. Volume 15 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention will cover Breast Cancer Screening. Br[...]

Cancer registries: a model to be replicated or used for other chronic diseases?    epha.org

The European Parliament organised a workshop 'Towards a European Cancer Information System' on 12 February 2014 which looked at the state of play of cancer registries in Europe. EPHA took part in the[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening"    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to share and compare experiences of lung cancer patients and family members worldwide Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pictures to allow lung cancer[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening" Survey    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to allow lung cancer patients and family members from around the world to express, share and compare experiences Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pi[...]

Outbursts of anger linked to greater risk of heart attacks and strokes    escardio.org

Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the two hours immediately afterwards, according to the first study to systematically evaluate previous resea[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft reflection paper on the wording of indication for medicinal products for treatment of type 2 diabetes, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Currently, the wording of the indication in section 4.1 of the SmPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) for recently approved centrally authorised medicinal products intended for the treatment of pa[...]

ENCR Colorectal (CRC) - Large Bowel Cancer factsheet is published    europa.eu

The first factsheet of a new series of cancer related publications has been issued by the JRC-hosted European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR).[...]

Member States agree Plan to tackle Childhood Obesity    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

EU-funded project sheds light on cardiovascular diseases    escardio.org

The EU-funded EuroHeart (European Heart Health Strategy) II Project comes to an end today after three years of research into current cardiovascular disease (CVD) trends and analysis of EU-wide CVD pr[...]

Alarming obesity rates in the WHO European Region require urgent action to protect children's health    epha.org

A recent WHO Europe Report, presenting an update on the marketing of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children in the period 2012-2013, highlights increasing obesity rates in children. The overvi[...]

Cardiovascular nursing congress highlights psychological links to heart disease    escardio.org

Professor Donna Fitzsimons, Chair of CCNAP: [...]

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