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 2020.
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
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Partnership which brought together the efforts of different stakeholders into a joint response to prevent and control cancer. The partnership has now ended.
EU-funded project - a collaborative network of ministries, funding agencies and research councils with programmes in translational cancer research
Brings together 24 associated partners (with affiliated entities, 44 partners) across Europe whose main objectives are to build upon deliverables of the Cancer Control Joint Action (CANCON) Joint Action and to implement innovative approaches to cancer control.
The CANCON guide is the result of this joint action of cancer experts in 25 countries which ended in 2017.
Framework for EU stakeholders and policy makers to set the agenda at national level and help provide diagnostics, healthcare and support to citizens who suffer from rare cancer.
Researcher jobs in related fields
Projects and results
EU-funded projects related to cancer research and innovation
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects.
Database that provides information on the nature of health projects and their results. Managed by the Commission's Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency.
A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results.
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 2020 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.
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.