News 10 July 2019

Commission launches mission on cancer

Cancer affects everyone regardless of age, gender or social status and represents a tremendous burden for patients, families, and societies at large. If no further action is taken, the number of people newly diagnosed with cancer every year in Europe will increase from the current 3,5 million to more than 4.3 million by 2035. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation launched preparations for a mission on cancer to set clear common goals aiming to reverse this frightening trend. By joining efforts across Europe, more people would live without cancer, more cancer patients would be diagnosed earlier, suffer less and have a better quality of life after treatment.