News Release: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data: Towards the next frontier in paediatric cancer research & innovation in Europe

On 18 February 2020, the 10th edition of the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (ICCD2020) took place at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia (IT, S&D) in collaboration SIOP Europe (, CCI-Europe ( and PanCare (, to explore the urgent need for life-saving innovation across the paediatric cancer pathway by means of AI and big data.

Together with the EU Beating Cancer Plan and Mission Area, a coordinated European approach on Artificial Intelligence is an integral part of the EU strategic vision for the policy term 2019-2024.

The ICCD2020 made a powerful point that Europe’s youngest citizens affected by cancer – our children, our future – are not left behind and on the contrary can make their voices be heard, fully partake, and benefit from these technological and policy initiatives.

One example pioneering AI in this field is the EU Primage Project, which was presented during the event.

The full press release can be found here: