Metastatic breast cancer

Health 22-11-2021

Patients’ quality of life is the new focus in breast cancer care

Est. 5min

There is an urgent need to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life as available treatments have increased their lifespan, health experts said during a EURACTIV event.

‘This is personal’: Von der Leyen launches consultation on EU’s Cancer Plan

Est. 4min

The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.

Health 11-09-2019

Better access to health innovation is Kyriakides’ top priority (and hardest task)

Est. 5min

With increased powers, Health Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides is tasked with striking a difficult balance between making sure there is a steady supply of affordable medicines and ensuring that EU pharma industry remains a world leader in innovation.

Health 07-05-2018

MEPs step up action to protect terminally ill workers in the EU

Est. 6min

A group of EU lawmakers has taken the UK-led “Dying to Work” campaign to the EU in an effort to mobilise support for terminally ill patients across Europe, who face unfair treatment at work.

Health 07-03-2018

Going into the real world to gather cancer data

Est. 5min

In view of the growing burden of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), data on recurrence of the disease is urgently needed to support further research into the specific needs of patients.

Health 05-12-2017

Metastatic breast cancer: The black hole of cancer research and treatment

Est. 5min

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has long been disregarded by advocacy groups, researchers and policymakers. As a result, little is known about the scope of the disease, its economic burden and the best way to treat it.

Health 16-11-2017

Empower cancer patients to improve quality of life, say experts

Est. 7min

A group of metastatic breast cancer experts has urged policymakers to empower patients with greater choice and participation in their treatment and care, to improve the quality of life of patients, their carers and families.

Health 18-10-2017

EU lawmakers push for better outcomes for metastatic breast cancer patients

Est. 5min

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) kills half a million women in the EU every year, yet progress on the quality of life and survival time of MBC patients remains elusive. MEPs addressed the need to improve patient outcomes with a policy roadmap launched on Tuesday (17 October).

Health 02-10-2017

Closing the gap on metastatic breast cancer

Est. 6min

October is breast cancer awareness month. The pink ribbon movement has achieved progress in spreading awareness and pushing for widespread cancer screening.