The burden of cancer on society is increasing: several cancers types are now chronic diseases, causing the number of patients living with cancer to grow, while the number of new cancer diagnosis and deaths caused by cancer are augmenting as well. Cancer not only impacts patients, survivors, and their families, but also health care systems as well as society as a whole.
The European Commission has decided to put five Missions in place under the new Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027). Their aim is to deliver solutions to major challenges that Europe is facing. One of these five missions is dedicated to Cancer.
Cancer Core Europe has actively engaged in discussions with other main organisations and stakeholders to define common goals for the implemention of a mission-oriented approach on Cancer in Europe. As a result of these discussions, recommendations for the cancer mission were published in August 2020, highlighting priority areas and key items that should be addressed to key targets as proposed by the Board for the Mission on Cancer: “By 2030, more than 3 million lives saved, living longer and better”.
Read more: “Towards a cancer mission in Horizon Europe: recommendations” Mol. Onc. Volume14, Issue 8, August 2020, Pages 1589-1615.