Fighting Cancer: A European partnership is born
June 24th 2009, the European Commission reinforces its long-term commitment to the fight against cancer by creating a European Partnership for Action against Cancer.
The partnership will focus on actions that can be taken at EU level to more effectively prevent and control cancer across Europe. In Europe, one in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime. This translates to 3.2 million people being diagnosed with the disease every year.
Cancer is not equally distributed in Europe and the chances of surviving cancer differ greatly between countries. By bringing together all relevant organisations working on cancer, the intention is to identify gaps, address needs and learn from each other.
You'll find the complete press release on the European Commissions 'Press Room" or here as pdf file
The EDS presents some data and background information on this topic, not only from the Eurostat Online Database: