On 9 April 2019, the European Cancer Patient Coalition President Prof. Francesco de Lorenzo attended the meeting "Cancer MIssion Europe" in Lyon, France. The meeting organised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at the World Health Organisation. 

The meeting convened a network of major European cancer research organisations to discuss plans to define the Cancer Mission in Horizon Europe (2021-2027) to tackled the growing burden of cancer in Europe. 

The ECPC President spoke at the meeting presenting the cancer patient perspective on defining cancer missions in Europe, with a focus on putting survivorship on research agenda.