OECI EUROPEAN MISSION
During the last General Assembly, the OECI Members approved the Board proposal to launch a European Cancer Mission Working Party to discuss on how the OECI Working Groups may participate to the incoming Horizon Europe Framework Programme, where a small number of “Missions” with specific goals will be launched establishing a comprehensive portfolio of projects.
The objectives of the Missions are to galvanise the EU Research and Innovation investment attracting funds from Member States and private investors, whilst taking into consideration the interests of the specific sectors and the sustainability of the actions: providing a direction for such investments is what a mission-oriented policy is about.
The Missions will be decided and co-designed as part of a strategic planning process, which will include a collaborative effort amongst Commission departments, Member States, the European Parliament and relevant stakeholders.
The OECI supports the launching of a cancer Mission and it is ready to collaborate with others in a Network of Networks where the main objectives must be presented. Therefore, a First Meeting of the interested actors that may be involved in our brainstorming is organised in Brussels on October 3rd at the OECI Headquarter.
The OECI considers mandatory fostering innovation on primary and secondary prevention as well, so as to reduce morbidity and give health systems more possibility to support the increasing costs of care.
Specific Pillars, already selected, may constitute the basic elements of the Working Party and Project for a Cancer Mission. They will be presented and discussed during the meeting in order to better define how to plan the project prosecution.
The already identified Pillars are below listed:
- Incidence - Prevalence in aging
- Primary Prevention
- Basic research
- Molecular pathology and precision medicine
- Translational research
- Outcomes cancer research - big data
- Patient involvement
- The OECI/ECCO vision
- Quality and Organisation of a Cancer Centre
- Health Economics
Click the link to the 1st Meeting OECI European Mission Working Party.