Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan takes a comprehensive approach and is designed to noticeably reduce the number of cancer cases in Europe by enabling increased prevention and better detection, diagnosis and treatment.
The current 24 European Reference Networks of the European Union enable medical professionals to exchange knowledge of rare or low-prevalence complex diseases online, and thus improve the treatment of patients.
In 2018, as many as 3.1 million cancer cases were diagnosed in Europe. This figure is set to reach 3.9 million by 2040. A strategy presented by the European Commission aims to improve the prevention, early detection, therapy and follow-up treatment of cancer.