The meeting was held on 14 and 15 November in Milan, Italy.
Cancer is one of the areas of action and health priorities of the European Commission as it is the second leading cause of death in EU countries, after cardiovascular diseases. Each year, 2.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.2 million die from it. The European Commission is committed to the creation of seven Knowledge Networks that will cover crucial areas in cancer care, bringing together the best evidence and knowledge, and resources available in Europe in each specific field, in order to support National Networks and Comprehensive Cancer Centres.
JANE, Joint Action on Network of Expertise, is funded by HADEA (European Health and Digital Executive Agency). This joint action coordinated at the European level by the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Dei Tumori in Milan started on 1 October 2022 and will run for 24 months. It is a new European knowledge network on cancers and cancer conditions that aim to generate and share knowledge in oncology among the European Member States.
Kronikgune represents the Basque Country and is the sole beneficiary authority and the signatory at the national level. The entities affiliated with Kronikgune are the following: Consejería de Salud y Familias de la Junta de Andalucía (CSFJA), Plan Director de Oncología de Cataluña/Instituto Catalán de Oncología (PDO/ICO), Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) and Fundación Instituto de Investigación Marqués de Valdecilla/Servicio Cántabro de Salud (IDIVAL/SCS). The participation of the Basque Country in this Joint Action will involve sharing with European organizations and entities the experience and knowledge acquired by Osakidetza in this field in terms of the activity related to cancer treatment and monitoring.