EU Mission: Cancer

What this EU Mission deals with

Cancer: improving the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better.

Cancer affects everyone regardless of age, gender or social status and represents a tremendous burden for patients, families, and societies at large. 

According to the European Cancer Information System, each year 2,7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 1,3 million lost their lives due to this disease in Europe. If no further action is taken, the number of people newly diagnosed will increase to more than 3,24 million by 2040.

The Cancer Mission has defined clear and ambitious objectives to reverse these frightening trends.

By joining efforts across Europe with citizens, stakeholders and Member States, the Mission on Cancer together with the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan will provide a better understanding of cancer, allow for earlier diagnosis and optimisation of treatment and improve cancer patients’ quality of life during and beyond their cancer treatment.

The 4 Mission objectives

  1. Understanding of cancer
  2. Prevention and early detection
  3. Diagnosis and treatment
  4. Quality of life for patients and& their families
Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Medical and Health Sciences

Entry created by Admin on March 21, 2023
Modified on April 7, 2023