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#EuropaColon pleased to announce new partnership with DG JRC Ispra Italy

#EuropaColon pleased to announce new partnership with DG JRC Ispra Italy

The European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced a new programme of work on colorectal cancer to be known as European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC) to be developed under the auspices of the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and with the scientific and technical coordination of the […]

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#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

The Maltese Presidency led their health activity with a reappraisal of the effects of obesity on health, with the intention of disseminating good practice. The aim is to determine actions likely to achieve the overarching goal; to halt the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020. The EU […]

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#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

Two years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was detected in its early stages and I was operated upon successfully, writes Anthony Rossi, Malta. I am now free of the cancer. For this, I have to thank the National Health Screening Programme in Malta because together with a friend of mine who urged me […]

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#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

Two years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was detected in its early stages and I was operated upon successfully, writes Anthony Rossi, Malta. I am now free of the cancer. For this, I have to thank the National Health Screening Programme in Malta because together with a friend of mine who urged me […]

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With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s finding by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, is not a carcinogen has been welcomed by watchers. The assessment is based on extensive evaluation of all the available information, including human evidence and the weight of evidence of all the animal studies available, writes Martin […]

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Europe’s #cancer researchers: Rare bright spot for global collaboration

Europe’s #cancer researchers: Rare bright spot for global collaboration

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In both Europe and the United States, it seems as if the very idea of cross-border co-operation and international collective effort is under fire. In the United States, rhetoric and policy proposals that write off the United Nations, NATO, and the European project as obsolete or even as threats to American interests have gained widespread […]

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Smartphones conscripted in #cancer fight

Smartphones conscripted in #cancer fight

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists are calling on Android phone owners to donate some of their processing power to help in the fight against childhood cancers, writes Jane Wakefield. The spare computing power of Android devices and computers can be utilised to work out which compounds can best fight cancer cells. The work is part of a wider citizen […]

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