Margrethe Biong (the Norwegian Research Council), Astrid Bjerke (the Norwegian Cancer Society), Marine Jeanmougin (Oslo Cancer Cluster) and Ketil Widerberg (Oslo Cancer Cluster) represented Norway at the kick-off-meeting in Lisboa.

Europe united against cancer 

Europe has its own moonshot against cancer!

The European Union has awarded 6 million euros to a consortium of 57 organizations spanning across 28 countries. They have joined forces to fight cancer at all levels of society, by supporting cancer research and innovation, policy development and citizen engagement. 

“The ambitious approach taken by the European Commission to reduce the cancer burden for patients requires a coordinated response from relevant actors across Europe,” commented Marine Jeanmougin, responsible for EU affairs and digitalisation at Oslo Cancer Cluster.

The project is called ECHoS and is coordinated by the Portugese Agência de Investigação Clínica e Inovação Biomédica (AICIB). Oslo Cancer Cluster together with partners of Cancer Mission Hub Norway have contributed from the Norwegian side. 

“The strong collaboration between Oslo Cancer Cluster, the Research Council, the Cancer Society and their partners, has brought Norway to take a central role in ECHoS. The Cancer Mission Hub Norway has the potential to shape best practices, in a joint effort with our European collaborators,” Jeanmougin commented. 

Read the press release (in English)

Read the press release (in Norwegian)


Funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. Grant Agreement Nº: 101104587. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

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