COMMISSION LAUNCHED KNOWLEDGE CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

COMMISSION LAUNCHED KNOWLEDGE CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

On 30 June, the European Commission launched the Knowledge Centre on Cancer. As part of the promising Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the Knowledge Centre is an online platform displaying the following functionalities in order to make the best of collective knowledge and evidence-based science on the number one cause of death among the under-65s in Europe:

- gathers and maps the latest evidence on cancer;
- provides healthcare guidelines and quality assurance schemes;
- monitors project trends in cancer incidence and mortality across the EU;
- offers possibilities for everyone invested in the fight against cancer to exchange on the topic, share best practices, and collaborate on diverse projects.

One in two EU-citizen are estimated to develop cancer, which kills more Europeans under 65, than any other diseases. This trend engenders the rise of costs of cancer in healthcare to around 100 000 000 000 euros a year in Europe. Through the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the role played by physical activity at a prevention stage is now promoted at the EU level, and EU governments are invited to turn this terrible tide by developing physical activity and sport practices at national levels. This way, 40% of cancers might be prevented through healthier lifestyles.

On 30 June, the European Commission launched the Knowledge Centre on Cancer. As part of the promising Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the Knowledge Centre is an online platform displaying the following functionalities in order to make the best of collective knowledge and evidence-based science on the number one cause of death among the under-65s in Europe:
- gathers and maps the latest evidence on cancer;
- provides healthcare guidelines and quality assurance schemes;
- monitors project trends in cancer incidence and mortality across the EU;
- offers possibilities for everyone invested in the fight against cancer to exchange on the topic, share best practices, and collaborate on diverse projects.

One in two EU-citizen are estimated to develop cancer, which kills more Europeans under 65, than any other diseases. This trend engenders the rise of costs of cancer in healthcare to around 100 000 000 000 euros a year in Europe. Through the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the role played by physical activity at a prevention stage is now promoted at the EU level, and EU governments are invited to turn this terrible tide by developing physical activity and sport practices at national levels. This way, 40% of cancers might be prevented through healthier lifestyles.

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