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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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Europacolon shows the improvements, and what still needs to be done, in treating colorectal #cancer

Europacolon shows the improvements, and what still needs to be done, in treating colorectal #cancer

On Wednesday March 1, the start of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an advocacy group called EuropaColon hosted an event that laid out the problems and solutions facing Europeans who suffer from the disease. Doctors and professors came to explain how colorectal cancer treatment has changed and improved over the years to the MEPs who could […]

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More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of workers from harmful substances in the workplace by adopting a new Report amending current EU legislation on the exposure to carcinogens and mutagens. The Report is aimed at strengthening the protection of workers from […]

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#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

Six environmental NGOs (Global 2000, PAN Europe, PAN UK, Generations Futures, Nature et Progrès Belgique and Wemove.EU) from five European countries are filing today (2 March) a formal complaint against those responsible for the assessment of glyphosate in Europe, for “denying the cancer causing effects of glyphosate and getting its European market license renewed”. On […]

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