Support to the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer


The EU mission on Cancer aims to help set common goals across Europe to improve cancer prevention, (early) diagnosis, treatment and care, survival rates and the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors and their families in European countries. An important aspect of this aim is also to reduce inequity across European countries in (access to) prevention, diagnostics, treatment and care, and research. The EU mission on Cancer is led by a mission board, which is an informal European Commission expert group.

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

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.

Expected results:
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.

EUHealthSupport consortium:

  • 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

European Commission (DG RTD)

The project started on:
March 13, 2020