1st ECHoS anniversary

1st April 2024


Held over three days in Lisbon, from the 2nd to 4th of May 2023, the kick-off meeting featured insightful discussions, impactful presentations, and engaging roundtables with more than 100 attendees and 700 YouTube visualizations. These discussions shed some light for the much-needed collaboration and innovation to establish a roadmap in the fight against cancer:


“A lot of progress has been achieved, (…) so much happening in terms of research, in terms of innovation, in terms of diagnostics, in terms of really granular research that then leads to better treatment, over the past years (…). But the burden remains heavy. And it continues to grow in Europe.”

Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation


ECHoS, Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies, a three-year European consortium supported by  EU Mission: Cancer, will play a vital role in supporting the bold and inspirational goals defined by this European initiative. Bringing together the expertise of more than 57 leading organisations, from governmental, healthcare, research, academic and non-profit sectors, this key consortium will ultimately provide Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) with the capacity to gradually create National Cancer Mission Hubs (NCMHs). These NCMHs, operating at national, regional, and local levels, will have a vital role in involving all relevant stakeholders, including citizens, in cancer-related policy dialogues.