Towards a cancer mission in Horizon Europe
Under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) five Missions aim to deliver solutions to major challenges for Europe. They include a Mission on Cancer. Many more people in Europe are living with cancer as the result of an ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles, and unfavourable social, environmental, and working conditions. This is generating a huge burden for citizens, cancer patients, survivors and their families, and for health systems and society at large. To deliver concrete solutions, the Board for the Mission on Cancer is proposing an ambitious goal: “By 2030, more than 3 million lives saved, living longer and better”.