Project Horizon EU Mission on Cancer Support

Duration: 2020 - ungoing
Helping to set common goals and reduce inequity across Europe to cancer treatment


The EU mission on Cancer aims to help set common goals and reduce inequity across Europe to improve cancer prevention,(early) diagnosis, treatment, survival rates and the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors and their families in European countries. Supporting this research means helping to set common goals and reduce inequity across Europe to cancer treatment.

Doel Aims in supporting the EU mission on Cancer

To support the mission board in developing the Mission outline and the European Commission in preparing the implementation of the mission.

Producten en dienstenMethods

Supporting the mission board by contributing to the preparation of the board meetings and reporting, by developing the (Draft) Mission outline, by organising focus groups with cancer patients and citizens in EU countries and by conducting two quick scans to underpin the mission recommendations and prepare their implementation.

ResultatenExpected results

The deliverables of this projects ares:

Several deliverables of the mission board: Draft Mission outline (June 2020), Mission outline (September 2020), full Mission document (December 2020).
Background documents: reports of focus group discussions, reports on quick scans: 1. an overview of cancer infrastructures integrating cancer clinical care and research in EU countries; 2. a set of six case reports of patient-led health data infrastructures.

SamenwerkingsverbandProject partners

The EU mission on Cancer is led by a mission board, which is an informal European Commission expert group. The EUHealthSupport consortium consists of:

  • Nivel (Netherlands institute for health services research) (consortium leader)
  • RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands)
  • infeurope S.A.
  • Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE)
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • Leginda GmbH

Panels met patiënten, cliënten en burgersNivel project team

Participating Nivel researchers in are:


This project is subsidized by the European Commission (DG RTD).

Meer wetenWant to know more?

Take a look at the international project website And please feel free to get in touch with the Nivel expert(s) involved. You will find them on the right, together with the (future) Nivel deliverables (publications) and other relevant content.


Rijken, M., Hansen, J., Kroneman, M. Project Horizon EU Mission on Cancer Support. From: [Last update 02-June-2021; consulted on 21-January-2022]. URL: