Tag: cancer

EU invests €35 million to develop #ArtificialIntelligence solutions for #Cancer prevention and treatment

EU invests €35 million to develop #ArtificialIntelligence solutions for #Cancer prevention and treatment

| July 10, 2019

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals with €35 million available aimed to support  the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence, as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer.  The call is part of the Horizon […]

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Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

| July 8, 2019

The European Commission has launched the work on five major research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, which is the next framework programme (2021-2027) and has a proposed budget of €100 billion. The European research and innovation missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world, including […]

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#Cancer – Protecting people from #Carcinogens at work

#Cancer – Protecting people from #Carcinogens at work

| December 10, 2018

Cancer is linked to more than half of work-related deaths in the EU. Learn about the EU rules to protect people from carcinogens in the workplace. In 2017, MEPs set exposure limits on 11 additional carcinogens during the first revision of the 2004 directive to limit harmful substances in the workplace. Today (10 December) MEPs […]

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Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against #cancer chemicals

Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against #cancer chemicals

On 11 July,  the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Commission’s proposal to set new or stricter exposure limits for several cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace. Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, welcomed today’s agreement and said: “Cancer kills more workers than any other […]

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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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#Cancer survival increases but treatment is becoming more complex 

#Cancer survival increases but treatment is becoming more complex 

The good news is that 5 years survival of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer is now approaching 65%1. In some countries this is higher than others as variations are known to exist across Europe. A major contributing factor to surviving cancer is early diagnosis and here Formal Population Screening Programmes (FPSP) are important. However only […]

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