UNCAN.eu Kick-off meeting

30 September 2022 2minutes

The Coordination and Support Action “4.UNCAN.eu” had its official kick-off on September 8-9th 2022 hosted by Inserm at les Cordeliers, Paris, France.

“UNCAN.eu”: refer to a collective European initiative to better UNderstand CANcer (UNCAN.eu). This Coordination and Support Action (CSA) is part of the implementation plans of two programs, the Horizon Europe Mission Cancer and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. This initiative named “4.UNCAN.eu” is planned to generate a blueprint within the next 15 months.

The LIH through the NCTCR initiative is part of this program which has two main missions:

  • building a European Cancer Research DATA Hub
  • Generation of a research roadmap addressing urgent and essential scientific and medical needs in oncology

The meeting was opened by Prof. Eric Solary of Inserm, who coordinates the project, followed by Mrs Christine Chomienne, from the Mission Cancer Board, who presented an introduction to the EU Cancer Mission and Horizon Europe – EU cancer funded research. 

Dr. Tatiana Michel, as the representative of Prof. Simone P. Niclou, was in Paris to meet the representatives of the 29 institutions and organizations participating in this program. This Kick-off meeting allowed the participants to highlight the importance of this scientific effort, renewing their commitment and support for the project while the main point of the meeting was the presentation of the activities that the partners will carry out during this project.

More information can be found on the project website: http://uncaninitiative.eu/  and on the publication: https://doi.org/10.1158/2159-8290.CD-22-0970

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