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Tumore del polmone

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chicagoChicago.Una nuova arma contro il tumore del polmone in fase avanzata. È costituita da un nanofarmaco, nab-paclitaxel, che associato a carboplatino (un farmaco chemioterapico) ha dimostrato maggiore efficacia nel trattamento tumore del polmone non a piccole cellule squamoso (la forma più diffusa), in particolare nei pazienti anziani colpiti da questa malattia. La notizia viene dal 51° Congresso dell’American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) che si chiude oggi a Chicago. Negli Stati Uniti questa associazione rappresenta già uno degli standard di trattamento. Nel nostro Paese negli over 70 il tumore del polmone è la seconda neoplasia più frequente fra gli uomini (17%) e la terza fra le donne (7%). “Il dato riportato negli anziani è determinato dall’ottima tollerabilità e dalla minore tossicità del farmaco – spiega il prof. Cesare Gridelli, Direttore del Dipartimento di Onco-ematologia dell’Azienda Ospedaliera Moscati di Avellino -. Con nab-paclitaxel, la concentrazione di paclitaxel libera nell’organismo è 10 volte superiore a quella di paclitaxel convenzionale, permettendo una maggiore esposizione al farmaco rispetto alla formulazione tradizionale. È in fase di studio l’utilizzo di nab-paclitaxel in mantenimento come agente singolo, dopo la prima fase del trattamento rappresentata dall’associazione con carboplatino”. Con 1.800.000 casi diagnosticati nel 2012, il tumore del polmone è la forma di neoplasia maschile più frequente al mondo, la terza per le donne dopo il tumore della mammella e del colon. Nel 2014 sono state stimate in Italia 40.000 nuove diagnosi (circa il 30% fra le donne). Rappresentano l’11% di tutte le nuove diagnosi di cancro nella popolazione generale (più in particolare, il 15% di queste nei maschi e il 6% nelle femmine). Negli ultimi anni si è registrato un progressivo e preoccupante aumento di casi nelle donne, dovuto al diffondersi del vizio del fumo. È infatti statisticamente dimostrato che il consumo di prodotti a base di tabacco sia responsabile dell’85-90% dei casi di neoplasie polmonari. La probabilità di sviluppare la malattia aumenta di 14 volte nei tabagisti rispetto ai non fumatori (e fino a 20 volte nelle persone che consumano oltre 20 sigarette al giorno). È una patologia subdola che, spesso, non presenta sintomi fino allo stadio avanzato. “Al Congresso ASCO – conclude il prof. Gridelli – sono stati presentati anche dati provenienti dalla pratica clinica americana che hanno confermato l’ottima tollerabilità di questa terapia e la possibilità di eseguire trattamenti anche di lunga durata. Inoltre, sono stati presentati dati preliminari molto confortanti sull’associazione di nab-paclitaxel con nivolumab, un nuovo farmaco immunoterapico. Si prospetta di particolare interesse l’interazione della chemioterapia target costituita da nab-paclitaxel con l’immunoterapia, una delle aree più promettenti del trattamento di questa neoplasia”.

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Zero tolerance for severe forms of labour exploitation needed,FRA study says

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consumersConsumers are often unaware that the food they eat or the clothes they buy may have been produced by people working under conditions of severe labour exploitation. A new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows that while the EU has legislation prohibiting certain forms of severe labour exploitation, workers moving within or migrating to the EU are at risk of becoming victims. Despite this, the offence of employing a migrant worker under particularly exploitative working conditions is punishable in some EU Member States with a maximum sentence of less than two years, a penalty that does not reflect the gravity of the fundamental rights violations involved.“The exploitation of workers who have been forced by their economic and social circumstances to agree to substandard working conditions is unacceptable,” said FRA interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos. “We are talking here about an endemic problem that we must take urgent action to end. EU Member States need to make a greater effort to promote a climate of zero tolerance for severe forms of labour exploitation and take steps to monitor the situation more effectively and sanction perpetrators.”FRA’s new report is the first of its kind to comprehensively explore all criminal forms of labour exploitation in the EU affecting workers moving within or into the EU. The findings show that criminal labour exploitation is extensive in a number of industries, particularly agriculture, construction, hotel and catering, domestic work, and manufacturing, and also that perpetrators are at little risk of prosecution or of having to compensate victims. This situation does not only harm the victims themselves, but also undermines labour standards more broadly.While exploited workers are spread across different geographical locations and sectors of the economy, they often have much in common, such as very low wages – sometimes of €1 per hour or less – and working days of 12 hours or more for six or even seven days a week. One important factor contributing to the present situation of widespread impunity is a lack of reporting by victims, who are either prevented from doing so or do not wish to come forward for fear of losing their job.Among proposals FRA makes in the report to improve the situation are the following:
EU Member States must ensure a comprehensive, effective and well-resourced system of workplace inspections.To improve the effectiveness of investigations into cases of severe labour exploitation, close links should be established between the police, public prosecutors and monitoring authorities such as labour inspectorates, support services, and employers’ associations, also in cross-border contexts.Victims’ access to justice needs to be strengthened, e.g. through greater efforts to make victims aware of their rights, both before and after their arrival in the EU country in which they are working. National authorities need to establish trust and provide a sense of safety, security and protection to encourage exploited workers to report their experiences, while labour inspectorates and police should cooperate more closely to ensure they identify cases of severe labour exploitation wherever they occur.
Both private companies and national authorities are called on to ensure they avoid supporting labour exploitation by contracting or subcontracting companies involved in the exploitation of workers.Consumers must be informed of the risks that a product or service offered was created involving severe labour exploitation by such means as a system of certification and branding of products of companies that respect workers’ rights.

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Dorian Gray in Europe – The End of Shame and Human Rights

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dorian grayOne prominent member and funder of the Council of Europe, Russia, suppresses civil liberties, makes a mockery of elections, undermines freedom of association and speech and invades another member state. The prime minister of another member state, Hungary, suggests it might be a good idea to have an open debate about reintroducing the death penalty. Yet another founding member, the United Kingdom, is threatening to ignore judgements from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg that it finds inconvenient. On 1 June, a government spokesman was quoted in the Guardian as saying:”The UK prime minister’s position on what needs to happen on human rights is set out very clearly in the Conservative manifesto. That is the approach that the whole government is behind. That is scrapping the Human Rights Act, breaking the link between the ECHR and here and making the supreme court in the UK the ultimate arbiter of human rights in the UK.All of this is happening at a moment when the Council of Europe is already weakened by its inability to call a dictatorship a dictatorship and to condemn clearly even the most outrageous and systematic violations of the European Convention in certain member states.The times call for clear messages and decisive actions, as human rights – and the international instruments protecting them – are challenged across Europe. And yet at the hour when it is needed most, Strasburg appears lost.A new essay in the summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Democracy puts the crisis of Europe’s oldest human rights institution into a larger contextToday, Europe has more human-rights treaties, employs more human-rights commissioners, awards more human-rights prizes, and is home to more human-rights organizations than at any point in dorianits history. And yet it was no great challenge for the autocratic regime of President Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan to paralyze this system. By capturing the Council of Europe, the Azerbaijani government managed to neutralize the core strategy of the international human-rights movement: “naming and shaming.”This crisis affects all European democracies and challenges the international human rights movement as it developed since the early 1960s:Ilham Aliyev, the son of a Soviet-era KGB general, was born the same year that Amnesty International and the modern international human-rights movement were launched. In May 1961, outraged by the news that two Portuguese students had been jailed for raising a toast to freedom, British human-rights lawyer Peter Benenson published an article in the London Observer. Alongside photos of six people jailed in different countries, he wrote about “forgotten prisoners.” Benenson appealed to international norms such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He put his trust in the power of public opinion: “When world opinion is concentrated on one weak spot, it can sometimes succeed in making a government relent… . Pressure of opinion a hundred years ago brought about the emancipation of the slaves.” In August 1975, European democracies, the United States, and Canada joined the leaders of the communist bloc in signing the Helsinki Accords. European democracies had pushed for human rights to be included in these talks. The United States was skeptical; Henry Kissinger famously said that the human-rights provisions of the Helsinki Act could be “written in Swahili for all I care.” … As historian Samuel Moyn put it: “It was not until the 1970s, with the emergence of dissident movements in Eastern Europe, that [human rights] entered common parlance. This is the period that historians need to scrutinize most intently—the moment when human rights triumphed as a set of beliefs … “This legacy and its achievements are now under threat, in Europe and in much of the rest of the world:Four decades after the signature of the Helsinki Final Act, human-rights discourse has been marginalized across Europe. Most governments have human-rights commissioners, but these are rarely positions of influence. The EU’s External Action Service created a special post for human rights, which so far has played no role in shaping policy. When foreign-policy think tanks convene gatherings to discuss the continent’s future, the issue of human rights seldom comes up. Academics largely ignore what is happening to pan-European human-rights institutions. There is, of course, a world of human-rights NGOs, but often these organizations end up talking mainly among themselves or to individual government officials tasked to “deal with” human rights.
In a March 2015 speech, Ilham Aliyev explained that international treaties are “only a piece of paper that aren’t worth anything … We see it and everyone else can see it too. We see this throughout the world—might is right.” There are no moral principles or international human-rights obligations. There is no voice for the powerless. There is no room for shaming. Once torturers are treated with respect, even torture will cease to be considered shameful.An illustration of how marginal human rights have become in European policy is the fact that the European Commission still gives substantial aid to oil-rich Azerbaijan. This is the very moment in which Nils Muiznieks, Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, stated that “in no other Council of Europe country are all my partners in jail.” In a 10-minute clip posted on Youtube in May 2015 the EU presents itself as a proud partner to “reform efforts” and the “exchange of best practices” with Azerbaijan. It describes its budget support to Azerbaijan, which amongst other things is being used to modernise the justice and penal systems. It is time to reclaim the political symbolism in support of human rights. Personalized sanctions, travel bans and asset freezes against specific human rights violators might restore a sense of shame and honour. They might even give hope to those who languish in jail for promoting core European values. It would, however, take some political will for European leaders to put aside short-term political expediency. In Brussels, Strasburg and most European capitals, this will is currently missing. And this is a problem that goes much wider than Azerbaijan, and bodes ill for the future of human rights protection in the twenty-first century (Gerald Knaus) (photo: dorian gray)

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New generation of fundraising thought leaders sought to join think tank’s Advisory Panel

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Plymouth University, Davey buildingPlymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, has started a round of recruitment to its advisory panel. We are looking for the best new thinkers in fundraising to help us translate our research into professional practice around the world.For the first time, Rogare will be looking to recruit panel members from outside the UK and, as part of the collaboration with the Resource Alliance announced last month, the Resource Alliance will help Rogare identify potential candidates, particularly from the global South. We are also looking for new members from Europe and North America, as well supplementing our UK contingent.Ian MacQuillin, Rogare’s director, says: “We are very keen to develop and promote a new generation of fundraising thought leaders whose voices are possibly not currently heard. We want to achieve a paradigm shift in the way fundraisers use theory and evidence to tackle the challenges confronting their profession. This is an exciting opportunity for fundraises with excellent critical thinking skills to be part of the movement that delivers this change.“We’d intended to internationalise the think tank in 2016, but the level of interest from overseas and the support of the Resource Alliance has been such that we are able to do this a year ahead of schedule.”Laura Boulton, conference and strategy director at the Resource Alliance, says: “No matter where people are in the world it’s important that we hear from them about the critical issues facing the sector. We’re passionate about having global voices in the room because as Rogare produces their findings, translating those learnings across the world will be key. We’re hoping that global voices will offer fresh perspectives on the topics we’re exploring and bring different ways of thinking to the group.”The main role for advisory panel members is to disseminate Rogare’s research and other outputs to key audiences, including fundraising practitioners and other potential users of the research, and identify ways these outputs can be translated into professional practice.Panel members will also help Rogare identify the subject areas we explore through than annual ‘scoping study’, and contribute new thinking and ideas to the Critical Fundraising blog. Using ‘critical fundraising principles’, applicants will be asked to write a 500-word essay that describes what they think is the biggest challenges facing fundraising and what they would do to tackle it.This will be assessed by a selection panel comprising: Ian MacQuillin; Amanda Shepard, the advisory panel’s co-ordinator; Laura Boulton, conference and strategy director of the Resource Alliance; and two other current members of the advisory panel yet to be appointed. The application process is now live and runs until 30 June 2015.

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Brazilians Continue to Lead All Global Consumers Searching South Florida Real Estate

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Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMIAMI – South America’s largest nation continues to be the top foreign country searching for South Florida real estate on the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) website, according to new statistics from the nation’s largest local Realtor group. For the 11th consecutive month, Brazil led all global consumers using MIAMI’s search portal, Miamire.com, in April 2015.Brazil has been the top foreign country searching for Miami properties in 13 of the last 15 months. The last time Brazil didn’t finish with the most monthly web hits on Miamire.com was May 2014 when Colombia took first.Colombia finished with the second-most web hits on Miamire.com in April 2015 for the fourth consecutive month. Canada moved ahead of Venezuela to finish in third place for the month. An international city with world-class amenities, Miami has long been a top place for foreign real estate investment. For those facing volatile economies and unstable governments in their homelands, South Florida real estate offers a secure place to invest their money. While Miami residential prices have risen in recent years, the region is still considered inexpensive relative to other similar major global cities such as Paris, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, and London.In 2014, Brazilians registered 11 percent of all South Florida international real estate deals, according to a report conducted by the National Association of Realtors for MIAMI. Brazil had the third-most property transactions in Miami and Broward Counties among all global consumers last year, trailing only Venezuela (16 percent) and Argentina (12 percent).Brazilians moving to South Florida are often upper-middle-class families who want to enjoy their prosperity earned in their homeland as professionals and entrepreneurs. Brazilians spend the most on South Florida properties among foreign consumers, paying an average of $495,000. On average, Miami’s international buyers paid $444,000 per purchase, compared to $245,000 statewide.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 35,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 125 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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Future of Intelligent Mobility and its Impact on Transportation

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londonLondon, UK. In an intelligent transportation network that embraces new mobility business models, we must think beyond automated vehicles. There is a need for a unified approach that reaps benefits across safety, fuel economy and better flow of traffic. This can only be done when vehicles are not only automated, but are capable of communicating with each other, have a better sense of eco-driving and embrace new mobility modes to achieve leaner commuting. This webinar will showcase untapped opportunities for OEMs, transport authorities, mobility integrators and various other stakeholders. “The concept of intelligent mobility focuses on defining a roadmap for all involved industry stakeholders, which aims to reduce traffic congestion by up to 25 percent and pollution by 15 percent by 2035,” says Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Program Manager, Prana T. Natarajan.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure

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Independent investigation

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amsterdamWhile the banks asserted that their consultants found nothing that would warrant the suspension of the project, they failed to mention that their own independent accountability mechanism was undertaking an investigation of the project. Indeed, by that time, the banks had already seen a draft of the ICM’s report with findings that the project was not in compliance with its own policies. “We were surprised to find out about the role of the banks in influencing the national process, as this is in contradiction to their assertions that they are not in a position to intervene in national decision-making.” said Anouk Franck, senior policy advisor at Both ENDS, based in Amsterdam. “They should now show their commitment in coming to a solution and start taking FPIC seriously, in the case of Barro Blanco, where due to delays in tackling the issue, the banks might need to accept losses on their loan. And they need to find ways to assure themselves FPIC is obtained where relevant, for example through human rights impact assessments.”
The handling of the complaint was a lengthy and at times frustrating process. GENISA refused to cooperate with the ICM and provide them with access to project documents, leading the banks to conclude a secret side agreement with GENISA. The secret side agreement superseded the publicly available procedures of the ICM and allowed GENISA to review the draft and final investigation reports before they were shared with complainants. “FMO and DEG are more concerned with protecting the interests of their client than they are with protecting the rights of those affected by the projects they finance,” said Kris Genovese, senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). “It’s a tragic irony that banks asked the consent of the company to publish the ICM’s investigation report, but didn’t ask consent of Ngöbe-Buglé for the project.”
The Barro Blanco project was registered under the Clean Development Mechanism, a system under the Kyoto Protocol that allows the crediting of emission reductions from greenhouse gas abatement projects in developing countries. “As climate finance flows are expected to flow through various channels in the future, the lessons of Barro Blanco must be taken very seriously. To prevent that future climate mitigation projects have negative impacts, a strong institutional safeguard system that respects all human rights is required,” said Pierre-Jean Brasier, network coordinator at Carbon Market Watch. “The opportunity to establish such a necessary safeguards system is now, ahead of the Paris agreement, to put the respect of human rights on top of the UNFCCC agenda.”The ICM will monitor the banks’ implementation of corrective actions and recommendations. Meanwhile, the M10 expect FMO and DEG to withdrawal their investment from the project and ask that the Dutch and German governments show a public commitment to ensuring the rights of the affected Ngöbe-Buglé. At the same time, the banks should refrain from putting pressure on the Panamanian government.

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Independent report finds Dutch and German development banks failed to comply with environmental and human rights standards in financing the Barro Blanco dam in Panama

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Kiad, panamaAmsterdam/Bogota – Last Friday, a long-awaited report by an independent panel found that FMO and DEG, the Dutch and German development banks, violated their own policies by failing to adequately assess the risks to indigenous rights and the environment before approving a US$50 million loan to GENISA, the developer of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project in Panama. FMO and DEG’s response to the findings, while acknowledging some deficiencies in their assessment, does not commit to any measures to address the outstanding policy violations. Even while the report concludes that “the lenders have not taken the resistance of the affected communities seriously enough,” it appears that FMO and DEG continue to do so.
In May 2014, the Movimiento 10 de Abril (M-10), representing indigenous peoples directly affected by the project, with the support of Both ENDS and SOMO, filed the first complaint to the Independent Complaints Mechanism (ICM) of the FMO and DEG. The complaint alleges that the Barro Blanco dam will affect part of the Ngöbe-Buglé indigenous territory, flooding their homes, schools, and religious, archaeological, and cultural sites. Despite national and international human rights obligations, the Panamanian government, GENISA and the banks failed to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of the Ngöbe-Buglé before the project was approved. The ICM found that the “lenders should have sought greater clarity on whether there was consent to the project from the appropriate indigenous authorities prior to project approval.”
“We did not give our consent to this project before it was approved, and it does not have our consent today,” said Manolo Miranda, a representative of the M-10. “We demand that the government, GENISA, and the banks respect our rights and stop this project.” The ICM found that “while the [loan] agreement was reached prior to significant construction, significant issues related to social and environmental impact and, in particular, issues related to the rights of indigenous peoples were not completely assessed prior to the [loan] agreement.” The banks’ failure to identify the potential impacts of the project led to a subsequent failure to require their client to take any action to mitigate those impacts. The environmental and social action plan (ESAP) appended to the loan agreement “contains no provision on land acquisition and resettlement and nothing on biodiversity and natural resources management. Neither does it contain any reference to issues related to cultural heritage.”
“This failure constitutes a violation of international standards regarding the obligation to elaborate adequate and comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessments before implementing any development project, in order to guarantee the right to free, prior and informed consent, information and effective participation of the potentially affected community”, explained Ana María Mondragón, lawyer at the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA).
While FMO and DEG acknowledged in their official response to the ICM’s report that they “were not fully appraised at credit approval,” they made no further concrete commitments to ensure that the rights of those affected by the dam will be respected. The banks claim that they are “facing limitations in their influence” over government processes to come to a satisfactory agreement with all stakeholders involved. Their actions, however, reveal a different story.
In February, the Panamanian government provisionally suspended construction of the Barro Blanco dam. Subsequent to the suspension, the government convened a dialogue table with the Ngöbe-Buglé, with the facilitation of the United Nations, to discuss the future of the project. Rather than encouraging the Government of Panama to respect the rights of the Ngöbe-Buglé, FMO and DEG have requested that Panama’s environmental authority reconsider the suspension and allow their client to resume construction. In February, they sent a letter to the Vice President of Panama, expressing their “great concern and consternation” about the suspension and noting that it “may weigh upon future investment decisions, and harm the flow of long-term investments into Panama.”

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Tumore del pancreas

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pancreas1Si apre una nuova era per i pazienti colpiti da tumore del pancreas, una delle neoplasie a prognosi più sfavorevole. La combinazione nab-paclitaxel e gemcitabina, alla base dello studio MPACT, sta evidenziando risultati molto positivi che aprono nuovi filoni di ricerca. È quanto emerge dal 51° Congresso dell’American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), che si chiude domani a Chicago con la partecipazione di oltre 25.000 specialisti provenienti da tutto il mondo. “Il tumore del pancreas nel 2014 ha colpito 12.700 italiani – afferma il prof. Michele Reni, dell’Oncologia Medica IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele di Milano -. Fino a poco tempo era una patologia orfana e gli oncologi avevano a disposizione pochi farmaci. La ricerca ha portato alla scoperta di nuove molecole che attualmente sono in fase di studio. Ad esempio demcizumab e pegph20 costituiscono terapie innovative e molto promettenti che si basano su meccanismi d’azione originali. La combinazione nab-paclitaxel e gemcitabina ha un profilo di tossicità molto basso, si tratta di un valore aggiunto fondamentale perché può essere utilizzata in associazione con questi farmaci biologici.” A Chicago è stato presentato un nuovo lavoro proprio su peghp20 in combinazione con nab-paclitaxel e gemcitabina che ha dimostrato come, in presenza di un marcatore biologico, il tasso di risposta, il tempo libero da progressione e la sopravvivenza migliorino. “Inoltre lo studio MPACT – conclude il prof. Reni – ha catalizzato l’entusiasmo dei ricercatori anche in altri stadi della malattia. Lo studio APACT, che impiega lo stesso schema dopo l’intervento chirurgico, ha quasi raggiunto la metà del numero di pazienti arruolati in poco più di un anno. L’Italia è stata capofila per il maggior numero di malati arruolati. Un segno che conferma la validità della ricerca in campo oncologico nel nostro Paese”.

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Il Presidente della Commissione europea Juncker si unisce ai leader locali per discutere delle priorità per l’Europa

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Jean-Claude JunckerBruxelles Sessione plenaria del CdR, 3 e 4 giugno 2015. Nel corso della sessione plenaria, il CdR adotterà le sue priorità per il periodo 2015-2020 con il progetto di risoluzione incentrato sulla creazione di posti di lavoro, la crescita sostenibile e la lotta alla disoccupazione a livello locale. Sfruttare al meglio i fondi di coesione e il piano di investimenti dell’UE lanciato di recente, e nel contempo far funzionare la legislazione dell’UE per i cittadini sono considerati obiettivi essenziali per rilanciare le economie locali e regionali. Il consolidamento delle relazioni tra le autorità locali nell’UE e al di fuori dei suoi confini, ricorrendo alle iniziative della Corleap e dell’ARLEM lanciate dal CdR, costituisce anch’esso una priorità tenuto conto dell’instabilità che si registra a est dell’UE e dell’intensificazione dei flussi migratori provenienti da sud. I confini dell’UE sono stati teatro di tragedie umane ed è per questo motivo che la Commissione europea è intervenuta mediante l’adozione di un’Agenda europea sulla migrazione. Data la crescente pressione sulle regioni e le città che si trovano ad accogliere un numero sempre maggiore di migranti, il 4 giugno il CdR discuterà e voterà una risoluzione che illustra la sua posizione sul modo migliore per gestire l’accoglienza dei migranti e le procedure di asilo garantendo nel contempo la protezione delle vite umane. I nuovi orientamenti in materia di occupazione della Commissione europea tengono conto delle conseguenze della crisi economica e le mettono in linea con il nuovo approccio per la definizione della politica economica. Essi sono incentrati su quattro punti chiave: rilanciare la domanda di lavoro; rafforzare l’offerta di lavoro e le competenze; rafforzare il funzionamento dei mercati del lavoro e garantire l’equità, combattere la povertà e promuovere le pari opportunità. Sotto la guida di Mauro D’Attis (IT/PPE), consigliere comunale di Brindisi, il progetto di parere del CdR chiede una “dimensione territoriale” della strategia Europa 2020, riconoscendo che i posti di lavoro verdi e l’economia sociale sono motori fondamentali dell’occupazione e del sostegno al lavoro indipendente e all’economia digitale.

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Dalla ricerca italiana il Gel Piastrinico efficace nelle ulcere diabetiche

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diabete_21-300x224Milano.Il meeting si svolge all’Auditorio Don Giacomo Alberione, Via Giotto 26 Milano, venerdì 5 giugno dalle 12:00 alle 18:00 e sabato 6 giugno dalle 8:15 alle 14:00. Da un’intuizione di ricercatori italiani potrebbe nascere una soluzione per guarire le ulcere provocate dal diabete, una delle complicanze più frequenti di questa malattia. E’ stato infatti avviato uno studio per verificare l’efficacia del Gel Piastrinico arruolando 200 pazienti diabetici, che fornirà i primi risultati alla fine di quest’anno. Ne parlano esperti provenienti da tutto il mondo in occasione del meeting “Una vita che nasce fa crescere la vita: il sangue cordonale esperienze e futuro”, organizzato il 5 e 6 giugno a Milano dalla Milano Cord Blood Bank – Centro Trasfusionale Fondazione Irccs Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano e promosso dalla Fondazione Internazionale Menarini.

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