We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Cancer is the primary cause of death for Europeans under 65. In the EU, cancer accounts for more deaths in people under 65 than any other disease. It hosts less than 10% of the world’s population, but yet has 23% of all cancer cases. On average, only 1 in 2 cancer patients survive and one in two of us will face cancer in our lifetimes. A successful fight against cancer rely upon identifying, aligning, planning and coordinating actions of these initiatives at the Scientific and Technical level. A task that needs to be done by a neutral, independent, yet competent entity – the JRC.