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#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

#EAPM: Genetics, empowerment, and doner kebabs…

Giant leaps in genetics have advanced certain key areas in medicine, (drugs and treatments, both) and have also shed light on what we might think of as anomalies, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. For example, the majority of us know somebody who has, or has had, cancer but the […]

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#EAPM: DG SANTE – A force for good for Europe’s citizens

#EAPM: DG SANTE – A force for good for Europe’s citizens

“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” is a popular misquotation of a Mark Twain remark, but, either way, let us all hope that reports of the possible demise of the European Commission’s DG SANTE (Health and Food Safety) are equally exaggerated, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. EAPM has undertaken […]

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#EAPM: Register now for the Summer School for HCPs in Bucharest

#EAPM: Register now for the Summer School for HCPs in Bucharest

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

27-30 June 2017 will see the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) host its second summer school for young health-care professionals, or HCPs, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Now is the time to register and you can do so here. Prior to this annual event, EAPM will host a […]

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#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former US president Barrack Obama has shone a light on the combustive mix of technology, politics and climate and their impact on global security and food production. In a speech at the Seeds&Chips food conference in Milan, Obama gave a level headed presentation about the risks faced by the world if consumption habits and production […]

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#EAPM: Commission steps up health-care data strategy

#EAPM: Commission steps up health-care data strategy

The European Commission has in recent weeks published a Communication that focuses on digital issues and challenges in Europe and its own response to them, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Entitled ‘Mid-Term Review on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy, A Connected Digital Single Market for All’, the […]

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Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into concerns that Aspen Pharma has engaged in excessive pricing concerning five life-saving cancer medicines. The Commission will investigate whether Aspen has abused a dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “When we get sick, we […]

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European Association of Urology and #EAPM to move to put prostate cancer high on the agenda

European Association of Urology and #EAPM to move to put prostate cancer high on the agenda

The European Association of Urology (EAU), alongside the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) and other partners, has this week taken important steps forward in the fight against prostate cancer and other diseases, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. The ongoing parliamentary discussions with MEPs come ahead of a meeting for Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, […]

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