The European Commission has launched five new Missions under Horizon Europe, targeting global challenges by 2030.
Missions have a significant importance in the Horizon Europe Framework Program. They are transdisciplinary actions that have a specific deadline and are intended to achieve an ambitious and quantifiable goal, with a major impact on society.
The overall objective of Mission Cancer is to achieve advances in the next decade that will make it possible to save at least 3 million lives in Europe. In general terms, it seeks to extend the life expectancy of cancer patients, achieve a better quality of life (also for survivors and their families), and consolidate mechanisms to prevent or delay the appearance of the disease.
The first Horizon Europe work program for 2021-2022 includes a set of specific actions for each of the five missions during its preparatory phase, which lay the groundwork for implementation and will be updated with a full R&D agenda.
On the 29th of September 2021, the Implementation Plans for each mission were launched. Here you can find the one for the Cancer Mission.