Understanding cluster

The cluster comprises five projects awarded funding by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe program (HORIZON-MISS-2021-CANCER-02-03). The focus of these projects is on addressing Objective 1 of the Cancer Mission program, dedicated to enhancing our understanding of the influence of risk factors and health determinants on the initiation and advancement of cancer. 

The listed projects are:

  • GENIAL: Understanding gene–environment interaction in alcohol-related hepatocellular carcinoma
  • LUCIA: Understanding lung cancer-related risk factors and their impact
  • ELMUMY: Elucidation of risk factors and health determinants associated with progression of monoclonal gammopathies to multiple myeloma
  • DISCERN: Discovering the causes of three poorly understood cancers in Europe (renal, pancreatic and colorectal)
  • MELCAYA: Novel health-care strategies for melanoma in children, adolescents, and young adults

The primary aim of this cluster is to bolster the mission objective of “Understanding Cluster,” generate additional value, institute a feedback loop for policy, and amplify the impact of EU funding.

This project has received funding from the European Health and Digital Executive Agency under grant agreement No 101096667.

Project Office

August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS)

Campus Casanova, Casanova, 143

08036 Barcelona


email: office@melcaya.eu