How the EU supports research and innovation on cancer
Cancer now accounts for a quarter of all deaths and is the number one cause of death for people aged 45-64 in an increasing number of EU countries. Cancer is likely to remain one of the biggest killers in the 21st century.
Global research efforts to fight cancer have been ongoing since the 1970's to turn this disease into a chronic, instead of a fatal one.
Research in this area continues under Horizon Europe.
The past years have witnessed a dramatic progress in understanding the molecular mechanisms at work in the transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. Yet, our knowledge is still far from complete and much remains to be discovered.
Intensive collaboration between scientific, medical, technological and industrial communities is indispensable.
Research and innovation on cancer has been and remains a high priority for the EU.
Cancer has been designated as a mission area in the preparation of Horizon Europe, the next research and innovation funding programme.
Collaboration and jobs
Look for project partners and view profiles of all organisations that have received funding via the funding and tender opportunities portal.
Researcher jobs in related fields.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Latest data on cancer incidence and mortality in the EU.
Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon Europe data.
Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC).
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
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During their first two years, the EU Missions in Horizon Europe have supported the Commission's work on the European Green Deal, making Europe fit for the Digital Age, and Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.
Commission launches new calls worth over €600 million to support research and innovation under EU Missions
New calls under Horizon Europe 2023-2024 work programme open to support the objectives of the EU Missions