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Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – #EITHealth shares five reasons to be optimistic about current cancer innovation

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – #EITHealth shares five reasons to be optimistic about current cancer innovation

| March 10, 2020

With the launch of the EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan on 4 February 2020, European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said that an estimated 40% of all cancers could be prevented if we put into practice what we have learnt from decades’ worth of research, data and innovation in the disease […]

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Taxing tobacco: European Commission publishes evaluation on taxation of #Tobacco in EU

Taxing tobacco: European Commission publishes evaluation on taxation of #Tobacco in EU

| February 11, 2020

The European Commission has published an evaluation of EU rules on the taxation of tobacco (Council Directive 2011/64/EU on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco). It highlights that while the current rules work well in terms of predictability and stability for member state fiscal revenue, it is no longer as […]

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#WorldCancerDay – How the EU is fighting cancer

#WorldCancerDay – How the EU is fighting cancer

| February 5, 2020

World Cancer Day (4 February) was this year held for the 20th time. Fighting cancer is one of the EU’s health priorities. Read on to find out more about the measures in place. Launched 20 years ago, World Cancer Day on 4 February is a global initiative to raise awareness and increase action. Research and innovation on […]

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Europe’s #BeatingCancerPlan – Commission launches EU-wide consultation

Europe’s #BeatingCancerPlan – Commission launches EU-wide consultation

| February 4, 2020

Today (4 February – World Cancer Day) – the European Commission will launch an EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, at an event which will be opened by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) and convened by Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, in the European Parliament. The event, ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: […]

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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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