Vision Zero entails the long-term goal that no one should die because of cancer. Together we save lives and make sure that more people live longer and better.
We support the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS)’s overall goal of achieving a 10-year cancer-specific survival rate for 75% of adult patients diagnosed in EU Member States with a well-developed healthcare system by 2030.
We start with lung cancer in Sweden.
By 2030, our goal is to halve the number of people dying of lung cancer. We have set out 12 milestones in the five overlapping target areas that we want to innovate.
Vision Zero Cancer strives to achieve the 2030 Agenda
By improving cancer care, making it more equal and strengthening Sweden’s international competitiveness in life science, Vision Zero Cancer is part of implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Agenda 2030 also includes specific goals that Vision Zero Cancer strives to achieve:
- Objective 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.
- Objective 9: Building resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Health and well-being are closely linked to other sustainability challenges, such as clean water and sanitation, climate change, sustainable cities, equality, poverty and human rights. A broad sustainability agenda helps to reduce the number of people who fall ill and die from cancer.
Inspired by road safety
The concept of Vision Zero is usually attributed to the Swedish Transport Administration. In 1997, the Swedish Parliament made a historic decision determining the Vision Zero – the vision of a future road transport system that does not threaten people’s lives and health. The decision on road safety has radically changed the approach, responsibility and the whole safety philosophy. The vision zero puts reducing personal injuries into focus but accepts that accidents happen. This means that the work done on road safety must be directed towards reducing personal injuries. Reaching the vision of zero is a shared responsibility between those designing the system and the road users. Road safety work has been successful through effective cooperation between different authorities, organizations and companies. Both jointly and individually, they develop solutions and methods for safer road traffic and support each others progress.
Similarly, we will collaborate in the innovation milieu Vision Zero Cancer.
To reach the vision, we have to think in new ways
We have identified five overlapping target areas that we want to innovate: Prevention, Early detection and diagnosis, Treatment and quality of life, Research, clinical trials and registries and Organisation, economics and ethics.
What we want to innovate
Do you have ideas that can improve cancer care?
We welcome more stakeholders to engage in Vision Zero Cancer, through collaborations in specific actions and through partnerships.