Every year 2.7 million Europeans are diagnosed with cancer. In 2020, about 1.3 million Europeans died from the disease. This number will rise sharply, and cancer deaths will increase by almost a quarter by 2035 if we do not take any measures.
For Europe, this means that a quarter of all cancer diagnoses worldwide are registered in our continent, while it represents less than one-tenth of the world's population.
Cancer is therefore well on the way to becoming the number one cause of death in Europe. This paints an unacceptable picture of the future, especially when we know that 40% of cancer cases could be prevented by early detection.