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ASCO and UICC collaborate to extend reach of Journal of Global Oncology    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development ASCO and UICC collaborate to extend reach of Journal of Global Onco[...]

Alcohol labels must include the indication of risk of cancer also for alcoholic beverages, says Assoutenti Italy    eurocare.org

Italian consumer organisation sent an official notification to EFSA (European Food Safety Agency), the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Italian Ministries of Health and of Economic D[...]

Further consultation on animal welfare implications of genetic selection in chickens    europa.eu

Further consultation on animal welfare implications of genetic selection in chickens[...]

Technical meeting on animal welfare aspects of genetic selection in broilers and broiler breeders    europa.eu

Technical meeting on animal welfare aspects of genetic selection in broilers and broiler breeders[...]

Bisphenol A: two-stage public consultation extends final adoption to 2014    europa.eu

Bisphenol A: two-stage public consultation extends final adoption to 2014[...]

Glyphosate: EFSA assesses IARC findings    europa.eu

Glyphosate: EFSA assesses IARC findings[...]

World Health Day: hypertension    europa.eu

World Health Day: hypertension[...]

Research Headlines - Bring on the revolution: personalised medicine for cancer treatment    europa.eu

Researchers are blazing a trail towards personalised medicine in cancer care. This will mean the provision of new immunotherapy treatments targeting some of the most complicated conditions. In line w[...]

Promising drug for Parkinson's disease: Study supports fast track to clinical trials    epda.eu.com

A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson's disease, scientists from the University of Sheffield ha[...]

EFSA reaffirms its risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON 863    europa.eu

EFSA reaffirms its risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON 863[...]

[Event announcement] EPHA Annual Conference side session: "Policies to promote obesity-related chronic diseases"    epha.org

Over half the European population is now overweight or obese. Despite being high on the policy agenda, obesity rates are still increasing and so are their societal effects. This session aims to build[...]

Algorithm encompassing clinical and genetic factors predicts PD    epda.eu.com

Researchers have devised a model that distinguishes patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) from those without the condition without relying on motor features.[...]

Roche will use app to track Parkinson's symptoms in drug trial    epda.eu.com

Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, a division of Roche Pharmaceuticals, has developed a new mobile app to measure Parkinson's disease symptoms.[...]

New publication on the ICCP building capacity in cancer control planning    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development New publication on the ICCP building capacity in cancer control pla[...]

EFSA completes 2nd stage of EU-wide pesticides peer review process    europa.eu

EFSA completes 2nd stage of EU-wide pesticides peer review process[...]

Better combination therapies for colorectal cancer patients    europa.eu

An EU-funded project is attempting to validate a prototype test designed to predict which combination therapy would best suit individual patients with colorectal cancer, the most common form of cance[...]

Speech delivered at the Conference on Combating Obesity, Brussels    europa.eu

Speech delivered at the Conference on Combating Obesity, Brussels[...]

EFSA proposed guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified food and feed open for consultation    europa.eu

EFSA proposed guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified food and feed open for consultation[...]

EFSA concludes guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed    europa.eu

EFSA concludes guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed[...]

Re-evaluation of genetically modified maize MON810: EFSA to invite stakeholders to meeting in September for scientific discussion on its opinion    europa.eu

Re-evaluation of genetically modified maize MON810: EFSA to invite stakeholders to meeting in September for scientific discussion on its opinion[...]

Success Stories - Surviving strokes: research into cutting edge rehab technology    europa.eu

Helping stroke survivors improve their quality of life is the goal of a ground-breaking research project at the University of Birmingham in England. Scientists are working to minimize the consequence[...]

EFSA Executive Director meets representatives of the Genetic Rights Foundation and Coalizione Italia-Europa “Liberi da OGM”    europa.eu

EFSA Executive Director meets representatives of the Genetic Rights Foundation and Coalizione Italia-Europa [...]

EFSA completes first stage of comprehensive safety review of flavouring substances    europa.eu

EFSA completes first stage of comprehensive safety review of flavouring substances[...]

EFSA concludes review of new scientific data on potential risks to human health from certain hormone residues in beef    europa.eu

EFSA concludes review of new scientific data on potential risks to human health from certain hormone residues in beef[...]

Assessing the environmental impact of genetically modified plants - EFSA Scientific Colloquium - 20-21 June, Tabiano, Parma, Italy    europa.eu

Assessing the environmental impact of genetically modified plants - EFSA Scientific Colloquium - 20-21 June, Tabiano, Parma, Italy[...]

EFSA provides scientific advice on the use of antibiotic resistance marker genes in genetically modified plants    europa.eu

EFSA provides scientific advice on the use of antibiotic resistance marker genes in genetically modified plants[...]

Success Stories - Broken hearts may be repaired    europa.eu

Prof. Michael Schneider is a leading authority in the field of cardiac molecular biology. In 2008, he obtained an ERC grant to identify the mechanisms governing self-renewal of cardiac progenitor cel[...]

Cell therapy for Parkinsons: Functional role of host immune response on survival & differentiation of dopaminergic neuroblasts    epda.eu.com

The analysis of the available data leads authors to conclude that the modulation of the innate immune response after transplantation can increase the success of future clinical trials in PD by enhanc[...]

EPHA Contribution to the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) Handbook for Trade Agreements    epha.org

EPHA has recently contributed to the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) handbook for trade agreements. This is a guide to be used by the organisations who are undertaking the assessments, as to w[...]

Interview with an AFCRN fellow at the National Zambia Cancer Registry    uicc.org

Interview with an AFCRN fellow at the National Zambia Cancer Registry In an interview with UICC, Ms Catherine Okello, Information Analyst at National Cancer Intelligence Network , shares her 3 month[...]

Glyphosate: EFSA assesses IARC findings    europa.eu

Published on: 30 July 2015 Glyphosate: EFSA assesses IARC findings[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation Launches New and Improved Parkinson.org    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation announces today the official launch of a redesigned website, www.parkinson.org, devoted to increasing awareness and understanding of Parkinson's disease by offering [...]

Climate change set to undermine 50 years of gains in global health    epha.org

"The implications of climate change for a global population of 9 billion people threaten to undermine the last half century of gains in development and global health." This alarming finding by The L[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces Newest Series of Community-Driven Online Seminars    epda.eu.com

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce its sixth series of PD ExpertBriefings, free interactive seminars presented by leaders in Parkinson's disease research and care.[...]

A new tool for understanding Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have developed a new method that can accurately simulate the chemical modification of the protein behind Parkinson's disease. The techniqu[...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces Newest Series of Community-Driven Online Seminars    epda.eu.com

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce its sixth series of PD ExpertBriefings, free interactive seminars presented by leaders in Parkinson's disease research and care.[...]

Biogen enters collaboration with the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center    epda.eu.com

Biogen and the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center today announced the formation of a strategic alliance focused on enhancing the understanding of the underlying biology of Parkinson's disease [...]

Research Headlines - Personalising breast cancer screening    europa.eu

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women, despite screening programmes cutting mortality rates. EU-funded researchers have developed new tools for personalised screening programmes to impr[...]

World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Celebrations at Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Celebrations at Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute Dr. Bhubaneswar Bo[...]

Events - World Congress on Breast Cancer - 3-5 August 2015, Birmingham    europa.eu

Breast Cancer is the most common cause of death in women. The main objective of Breast Cancer-2015 is more targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and also to reduce the use of c[...]

Announcing the 2015 "Maximize Life" Global Cancer Awareness Campaign Essay contest    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Announcing the 2015 "Maximize Life" Global Cancer Awareness Campaig[...]

White Book on Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

At the 2nd National Meeting of Parkinson's Italia, people with Parkinson's from all over Italy met up in Vasto, Abruzzo, the national group together with the local associations have instigated a new [...]

Dopamine receptor mapping with PET imaging in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

In this article authors aim to review the role of PET imaging in understanding the postsynaptic dopaminergic mechanisms in PD. PET studies have allowed us to gain important insights into the function[...]

A combination of lower calorie intake and exercise may have additional benefits to reduce diabetes risk    eufic.org

American researchers from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, have concluded that, in sedentary, ove[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft qualification opinion total kidney volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker for use in clinical trials evaluating patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The Critical Path Institute's Polycystic Kidney Disease Outcome Consortium (PKDOC) intends to qualify Total Kidney Volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker (i.e. predictive for the outcome with the cur[...]

WHO and UNICEF publish new data on immunisation coverage    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development WHO and UNICEF publish new data on immunisation coverage Last week,[...]

Research Headlines - New research on the causes of heat stroke    europa.eu

Experts predict that, in the coming years, a higher frequency and intensity of heat waves could lead to an increase of fatalities in the elderly population. To help prevent this, a Marie Curie resear[...]

OECD Health Update - Summer 2015    oecd.org

The latest OECD news on health, focusing on the releases of the database [...]

Research Headlines - Biomarkers for personalised breast cancer treatment    europa.eu

In Europe, some 463 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in women. Depending on certain conditions, different drug combinations will be more [...]

[Press Release] ENVI Committee calls for cleaner air    epha.org

Brussels, 15 July 2015 - Over 90% of city dwellers in Europe are exposed to air pollution levels which are harmful to health. Today's vote in the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and [...]

Joint NGO recommendations: Call for Clean Air    env-health.org

Tomorrow the EP ENVI Committee will vote on the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive. HEAL is part of a coalition of over sixty health, environmental and animal welfare organisations, urging ME[...]

Research Headlines - Singling out sarcomas    europa.eu

Luckily, sarcomas are rare - but this also means that very few clinical trials have investigated better ways to tackle these malignant tumours. The fact that there are many types of sarcoma, which re[...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention – Open letter to Breast Cancer Now    env-health.org

The newly merged UK charity Breast Cancer Now (BCN) has been urged to acknowledge the environmental and occupational risk factors for breast cancer and to act on primary prevention. An open letter si[...]

ERS – Roundtable on lung cancer in Europe    env-health.org

On 23 June the European Respiratory Society (ERS) convened a high-level debate on lung cancer research at EU level. Chaired by MEP Professor Philippe Juvin, the event aimed to discuss strategies for [...]

EFA: Allergy and asthma patients need clean air in Europe    env-health.org

Leading European experts and policy-makers from the allergy, asthma, health and environmental fields including HEAL, recently came together to discuss the ongoing EU efforts to review clean air legis[...]

WEN – ‘Endocrination' film screening in London    env-health.org

Women's Environment Network (WEN), a HEAL member and EDC-Free campaign supporter, recently hosted together with the St Hilda's East Community Centre in London, the successful documentary film `Endocr[...]

Beating the clock in diabetes prevention    europa.eu

If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it will come as no surprise if your doctor suggests you keep an eye on your weight and step up your physical activity. A number of lifestyle aspects are kno[...]

[EHN-EPHA Joint Press Release] European Parliament safeguards health in TTIP, says No to ‘business as usual' ISDS    epha.org

Brussels, 8th July - Today, the European Parliament adopted its Initiative report with recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partne[...]

NHS England approves routine commissioning for Parkinson's treatment Duodopa    epda.eu.com

AbbVie welcomes the decision by NHS England to routinely commission Duodopa (Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel - LCIG) for the first time.[...]

UNC team uses cellular bubbles to deliver Parkinson's meds directly to brain    epda.eu.com

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used exosomes tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells to bypass the body's defences and deliver a potent biopha[...]

Workshop on Childhood Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Key stakeholder discussion on Childhood cancer control in Latin Ame[...]

Highlights from the 22nd European Congress on Obesity 2015    eufic.org

The 22nd European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2015. Obesity remains a major public heal[...]

Herantis Pharma granted almost 3 million Euro government loan for Parkinson study    epda.eu.com

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, has granted a 2,903,000 EUR R&D loan to Herantis Pharma Plc to support its clinical study of CDNF for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The l[...]

June 2015 Newsletter - Putting evidence-based public health policies at the heart of migration policies    epha.org

This month we present a guest editorial by Frank Vanbiervliet, from EPHA member Doctors of the World - Médecins du monde International Network, on a pressing public health issue: the EU's migration a[...]

Parkinson's disease with and without preceding essential tremor-similar phenotypes: a pilot study    epda.eu.com

The fact that non-motor symptoms were similar in ET-PD gives rise to the hypothesis that also the prodromal phase of PD is similar in ET patients later developing classical PD compared to individuals[...]

Diabetes drug found useless for Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

The diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) isn't likely to slow the progression of early Parkinson's disease, researchers reported.[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 22-25 June 2015    europa.eu

Ten new medicines, including two enzyme replacement therapies for rare diseases, recommended for approval[...]

New study calls for partnering of Parkinson's research community with patient groups to improve effectiveness of clinical trials    epda.eu.com

Despite an urgent need for new medications, clinical trials in Parkinson's disease (PD) have a relatively low rate of success. The reasons for this are complex, prompting a group of investigators fro[...]

Exclusive discount for UICC Members to attend The Economist's War on Cancer event    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Exclusive discount for UICC Members to attend The Economist's War o[...]

Parkinson disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan    epda.eu.com

Parkinson disease (PD) appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducte[...]

NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the [...]

We’re backing Balance’s Alcohol and Cancer campaign    eurocare.org

On Monday June 22nd, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, launched a four-week campaign highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer.[...]

NeuroDerm poster selected for blue ribbon highlights session during International Congress of Parkinson's & Movement disorders    epda.eu.com

NeuroDerm Ltd., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) diseases, announced that its poster presentation, [...]

Parkinson disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan    epda.eu.com

Parkinson disease (PD) appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducte[...]

Today is the start of International Childhood Cancer Survivors Week (ICCSW)!    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Today is the start of International Childhood Cancer Survivors Week (ICCSW)! This June we celebrate the liv[...]

1 Hour More: A storytelling project to improve Parkinson's disease patients' quality of life    epda.eu.com

With the aim of raising public attention about Parkinson's disease (PD) at an international level, providing people with PD emotional and practical support, the European Parkinson's Disease Associati[...]

Rudeness and hostility blight lives of 69,000 with Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

An estimated 69,000 people in the UK with Parkinson's have experienced hostility and rudeness from members of the public according to data released today by Parkinson's UK on the launch of Parkinson'[...]

Acorda presents data on inhaled levodopa therapy CVT-301 at International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders    epda.eu.com

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. today presented data from a Phase 2b clinical trial of CVT-301, an inhaled levodopa (L-dopa) under development for the episodic treatment of OFF episodes associated with Par[...]

Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model, says Pitt study    epda.eu.com

Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of M[...]

Videos from IARC 50th anniversary celebrations now available    iarc.fr

Videos recorded during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), held at the Hotel de Ville de Lyon on 15 May 2015, are [...]

Rising diabetes and obesity threaten progress in tackling cardiovascular diseases    oecd.org

Rising levels of obesity and diabetes around the world could halt a trend of decreasing mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks, and even cause rates to start r[...]

FDA approves brain implant to help reduce Parkinson's disease and essential tremor symptoms    epda.eu.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Brio Neurostimulation System, an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tr[...]

Events - Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer - 8-11 November 2015, Berlin    europa.eu

This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer. We have created a programme that brings together basi[...]

New approach needed to tackle mental ill-health at work, says OECD    oecd.org

Health and employment services should intervene earlier, involve key stakeholders and ensure they work together in order to help people with mental-health issues find work and stay in a job, accordin[...]

Scientific guideline: Reflection paper on assessment of cardiovascular risk of medicinal products for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The purpose of this reflection paper is to provide recommendations for the evaluation of the cardiovascular safety profile of new, non-generic medicinal products that are intended for long-term treat[...]

There's finally something awesome to do with Google Glass    epda.eu.com

Google Glass was a failure. At least, according to most people. But not for one specific group: people with Parkinson's. They've been experimenting with new software for Glass and say that it improve[...]

Scientific guideline: Paediatric addendum on the CHMP guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products for the treatment of acute heart failure, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This is an addendum to the 'Guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products in the treatment of acute heart failure' (CHMP/EWP/2986/03 Rev. 1). It is not meant as a guidance document on its[...]

Congratulations to those who inspire others.Parkinson's Award Recipients    epda.eu.com

Join World Parkinson's Program in congratulating the recipients of the Dr.Rana International Parkinson's Community Service Award for 2014[...]

My PD Journey: Urgent action needed to address challenges of Parkinson's disease in Europe with numbers set to double by 2030    epda.eu.com

My PD Journey, an unprecedented multi-stakeholder initiative led by the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA), gathered last week with high-level EU officials and stakeholders from across E[...]

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk    epda.eu.com

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk on Saturday 30th May 2015, aims to increase public awareness of the illness as well as emphasising the importance of exercise for the wellbeing of people diagn[...]

Rudeness and hostility blight lives of 69,000 with Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

An estimated 69,000 people in the UK with Parkinson's have experienced hostility and rudeness from members of the public according to data released today by Parkinson's UK on the launch of Parkinson'[...]

Critical Path Institute secures regulatory support for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease biomarkers    epda.eu.com

Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three Letters of Support to C-Path's Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) consortium for the [...]

Parkinson's Life a new 'webzine' for the international Parkinson's community now live!    epda.eu.com

A new and innovative magazine-style website has been launched to inspire and inform the international Parkinson's community.[...]

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Prothena partner to accelerate discovery of novel biomarkers for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Prothena Corporation plc, a late-stage clinical biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of [...]

UNC team uses cellular bubbles to deliver Parkinson's meds directly to brain    epda.eu.com

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used exosomes tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells to bypass the body's defences and deliver a potent biopha[...]

Amarantus receives notice of allowance for U.S. patent application for treatment of Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

Patent issuance will provide IP protection for lead product candidate eltoprazine for treatment of Parkinson's disease levodopa-induced dyskinesia (PD-LID)[...]

Zambon launches Xadago (safinamide) for patients with mid- to late-stage Parkinson's disease in Germany    epda.eu.com

Germany is the first country in which Xadago is available as an add-on to levodopa alone and in combination with other PD medications.[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Guidelines for establishing cancer registries now available in French and Spanish    iarc.fr

IARC Technical Publication No. 43, Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings, is now also available in both French and Spanish, and can be downlo[...]

ABCF – Book on Helen Muscat's life    env-health.org

A charming book `Her Way - Helen's Inspiration to Life', written by Ingrid Zerafa for the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), documents Helen's approach to life through many testimonials. As [...]

EFA - Four more MEPs support the EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma    env-health.org

On 6 May, one day after World Asthma Day, the President of the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) Breda Flood and the leadership of the European Academy o[...]

WEN – What's disrupting you? ‘Endocrination' film screening in London    env-health.org

Women's Environment Network (WEN), a HEAL member and EDC-Free campaign supporter, is hosting together with the St Hilda's East Community Centre in London, the successful documentary film `Endocrinati[...]

Success Stories - More personalised approach to fighting cancer    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are developing innovative tools and 'liquid biopsy' techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by targeting the detached tumour cells that cause the vast majori[...]

Professor Sanchia Aranda appointed new CEO of Cancer Council Australia    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Professor Sanchia Aranda appointed new CEO of Cancer Council Austra[...]

WHO AFRO and WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development WHO AFRO and WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub McCabe Centre for Law and Cance[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Success Stories - More personalised approach to fighting cancer    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are developing innovative tools and 'liquid biopsy' techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by targeting the detached tumour cells that cause the vast majori[...]

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk    epda.eu.com

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk on Saturday 30th May 2015, aims to increase public awareness of the illness as well as emphasising the importance of exercise for the wellbeing of people diagn[...]

HH Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development HH Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million "The fund will he[...]

Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million "The fund will help [...]

Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials    epda.eu.com

Although the number of RCTs obtained is small, the total sample size is relatively large, confirming the efficacy of DBS in the control of motor signs and improvement of patients' functionality and q[...]

First medicine for rare blood cancer    europa.eu

EMA recommends Imbruvica for the treatment of Waldenstrӧm's macroglobulinaemia[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 18-21 May 2015    europa.eu

Eight new medicines, including three cancer immunotherapies, recommended for approval[...]

EMA recommends treatment for rare cancer in children    europa.eu

Unituxin to prolong survival in young patients with high-risk neuroblastoma[...]

New treatment option for patients with advanced lung cancer    europa.eu

Recommendation of Nivolumab BMS follows previous positive opinion for nivolumab to treat advanced melanoma[...]

New treatment option recommended for patients with advanced melanoma    europa.eu

Keytruda extends range of treatment options for melanoma patients with poor prognosis[...]

The Cancer Atlas, 2nd Edition launched in Russian    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The Cancer Atlas, 2nd Edition launched in Russian The Russian versi[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on the quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of gene therapy medicinal products, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This guideline defines scientific principles and provides guidance for the development and evaluation of gene therapy medicinal products (GTMP) intended for use in humans and presented for marketing [...]

Facilitating the development of gene therapies    europa.eu

EMA invites feedback on its new draft guideline[...]

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