Local MEP demands that research into childhood cancer is a priority

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A local MEP has called for fighting childhood cancer to be a priority in Europe.

Glenis Willmott MEP chaired a workshop in the European Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the availability of treatments for childhood illnesses, including cancer.  Speakers at …

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Local MEP supports Dying to Work launch in Europe

Dying To Work Launch

A local Euro MP is supporting a TUC campaign calling for additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.

The campaign – Dying to Work – was started by the GMB after one of their members contacted them when her employer …

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East Midlands MEP calls for the EU to do more on cancer research

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An East Midlands MEP has called on the EU to support more research and development of new treatments for cancer. The EU has a £54 billion fund, Horizon 2020, to support research and innovation.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the …

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Local MEP celebrates work of children’s cancer charities in the East Midlands

This week is the European Week Against Cancer and an East Midlands MEP has praised the work of cancer charities in the region that work with children and teenagers and has called on the EU to do more to support …

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European Week Against Cancer: my open letter


Dear Editor,

This week (25th – 31st May) marks the European Week Against Cancer. This is an important opportunity to highlight the work of fantastic charities here in the East Midlands and push for greater action and funding …

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EU must raise awareness of links between alcohol use and cancer

First published on The Parliament Magazine, May 2015

wineEurope is the world’s heaviest drinking region, with alcohol consumption reaching double the global average. Alcohol is the second largest lifestyle-related cause of disease in many European countries – second only …

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Labour MEP hosts conference for International Childhood Cancer Day

SIOPE ConferenceFor the fourth year running, East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, has hosted a conference in the European Parliament to mark International Childhood Cancer Day.

The conference, organised in collaboration with the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE), looked at the …

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Labour MEP supports World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2015It is estimated that 8.2 million people die from cancer every year across the world. Tomorrow is World Cancer Day and East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, continues to work to improve clinical research in this area.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s …

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Children fighting cancer deserve every chance possible

Childhood CancerFor some children suffering from cancer participating in a clinical trial can be their only hope of survival. Whilst huge steps forward have been taken, and more children are surviving cancer, still too often we lack suitable treatments for children …

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Labour MEP calls for EU action on alcohol

 woman in a supermarket comparing two wines“Europe drinks more alcohol than any other region in the world,” said Glenis Willmott, Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands.  “We need to take action not only in the UK, but also at European level.

“One …

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