Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan places spotlight on prevention


Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million die from it. Without reversing current trends, it could become the leading cause of death in the EU. The Europe's Beating Cancer plan aims to reduce the cancer burden for patients, their families and health systems. The first steps of the plan have been presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commissioner for public health and food safety, Stella Kyriakides on February 4.