Pesticide Glyphosate May Cause Cancer#HEAL,

Glyphosate

A new report shows that scientific evidence proving that glyphosate is carcinogenic has so far been dismissed in the EU scientific assessment that will form the basis for the re-approval discussion of its EU market license. The “serious scientific shortcomings and distortions in the interpretation of EU and international scientific standards” highlighted in the report…

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, One Year On

Beating Cancer

The EU says another step has been made to increase access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and care.  Ahead of World Cancer Day and a year after the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Commission is launching a series of new initiatives, announced at the event “Ensuring Equal Access for All: Cancer in…

EPP Calls for Investment in Cancer Research

cancer research

The EPP has called for action to remove obstacles for cross-border research.  It says it also wants the EU to invest in cancer prevention.  Other demands include granting cancer patients the right to be forgotten and simplifying the reimbursement rules for cancer treatments across the EU. The group also advocates banning flavours in e-cigarettes, which…

MEPs set to vote on key report on tackling cancer

Fighting cancer

Cancer is one of the biggest health issues of all time. 1.3 million people die of cancer every year in Europe.  Not a single European has not had a family member, friend or relation taken away by this disease. Yet, 40% of cancers could be prevented by a greater sharing of patient data and treatment…

EPP’s 10 Point Plan to Beat Cancer

Beating Cancer

Every year, 1.3 million people in the EU die of cancer and 2.7 million are diagnosed with it.  The EPP says, “We can and must change this trend.” Its message is: “The work we do in the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) must make a difference to people’s lives.” The EPP Group…

As EU Vows to Improve Cancer Prevention, Denmark Applies New Rules to Mineral Wool

At a time when the European Union is prioritising cancer prevention, the Danish government is implementing a new decree on demolition and installation works involving materials containing synthetic mineral fibres, also known as mineral wool.  Earlier this month, the European Commission presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which has been long awaited as a new EU approach to…

European Parliament’s cancer committee urged to consider health impacts of insulation materials such as mineral wool

On Friday 11 December the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) of the European Parliament will hear from seven leading specialists in cancer prevention about the effect the environment can have on everybody’s risk of developing cancer, including radiation, air pollution, exposure to chemicals and pesticides, and being exposed to carcinogens at work. Campaigners hope…

“Vaping” demonstration for European Parliament

The World Vapers’ Alliance staged a ‘covid-friendly’ demonstration at the European Parliament to highlight the importance of vaping to beat cancer in the EU.  The demonstration coincided with a meeting of the Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer, at which a number of MEPs highlighted the potential of vaping in addressing the harm of tobacco…

Should mineral wool be considered in the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan?

The European Union’s Beating Cancer Plan is Europe’s main initiative to tackle the disease. But does it go far enough in addressing the hazards that workers in particular might face that could increase their risks, especially given that cancer causes around half of all deaths that are related to work? The European Commission has recently presented a…

How Should the EU Treat “Vaping”

The European Parliament has set up a new Special Committee on Cancer, one of several new committees being launched by the institution. To mark the occasion, the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA), a pro-vaping advocacy group based in Brussels, has launched a campaign calling on the EU institutions to endorse vaping in the EU Cancer Plan…