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Webinar: “Will it be possible to save 3 million people from cancer? – The Cancer Mission in Horizon Europe and the European Plan against Cancer

November 17, 2021 10:00 13:00

Polish Science Contact Agency “PolSCA” of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Brussels together with the Business Science Poland, the representative office of the National Center for Research and Development in Brussels invite you to the webinar “Will it be possible to save 3 million people from cancer? – The Cancer Mission in Horizon Europe and the European Plan against Cancer”, which will be held on Wednesday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cancer affects everyone, regardless of age, gender or social status, and places a huge burden on patients, families and society at large. If no further action is taken, the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year in Europe will increase from 3.5 million currently to over 4.3 million by 2035. A mission in this area will help establish common goals to reverse these trends. Combining efforts across Europe, the Mission (together with the European Cancer Plan) aims to support cancer prevention, enable early diagnosis, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life of cancer patients during and after treatment.

To provide specific solutions, the Mission Council proposed an ambitious target: “By 2030, more than 3 million lives will be saved, living longer and better”. The main objectives of the Mission will focus on understanding cancer, prevention (including screening and early detection), diagnosis and treatment, and improving the quality of life of people living with and after cancer, while ensuring equal access for all.

The aim of the webinar is to provide participants with the most important information about the Mission and the European Plan against Cancer. The meeting will be attended by representatives of the European Commission – Joanna Drake, Mission Manager, Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation and Annika Nowak, who will talk about the main foundations and goals of the Cancer Mission and the European Plan against Cancer, Prof. Konrad Rydzyński, member of the Mission Council and other experts representing the areas of science, business, administration, and civil society. During two discussion panels, speakers will talk about how research activities undertaken in Poland will contribute to increasing understanding and detection of cancer, and how to effectively treat cancer patients and ensure a better quality of life. There will also be a question and answer session with speakers at the end of the meeting.

Among the invited experts we will also have a representative of the Polish Academy of Sciences: prof. dr hab. Marek Figlerowicz from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań.

We invite all interested parties to participate in this event!

The event program is available HERE (in Polish). Participation in the event requires registration using the form available at the LINK.