Europe’s response to the Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible report

02 July 2020

IDF Europe would like to express its deep disappointment with the Interim report of the Mission Board for Cancer – Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible, published on June 24, by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

While usefully outlining the way forward to help save and improve the lives of the many European citizens affected by cancer, in this report, diabetes is summarily described as a “lifestyle disease”, demonstrating a poor understanding of this complex condition and lack of respect for the 59 million people living with diabetes across Europe. The COVID Pandemic has also highlighted the increased risks of increased mortality and vulnerability of this population.

Find out more in the full report.