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A patient has a radiotherapy session with an electron linear accelerator, on October 9, 2017 at the Paoli-Calmette institute, a fight against cancer regional centre. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP)
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EU stumps up 4 billion euros in fight against cancer

The European Commission has unveiled a €4 billion plan to prevent, treat and research cancer in the European Union as part of a bigger project for an integrated health policy
A biologist working on immunotherapy for HPV+ cancers holds test tubes in the lab of Dr. Christian Hinrichs, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, February 7, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
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HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams ‘unfounded rumours’

"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, health authorities say.
A worker drives a tractor through the vines of the Chateau La Pierriere, which produces Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux designation wine, on October 23, 2017, in Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, southwestern France. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach / AFP
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EU weedkiller row gives French winemakers a headache

In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.