Since 1965, we have been continuously supporting the progress of cancer research, thanks to fundraising, and we have informed the public on the results achieved, on their potential for treatment, and on prevention.
At the core of our mission lies a common set of shared values and principles. AIRC and FIRC contribute to the progress of oncology with different yet complementary tools, promoting young talents, supporting the most innovative research projects, and investing in cutting-edge technologies.
We are Italy’s main private funding hub for cancer research: in 2019 we allocated €117 million to this activity.
Every day, in Italy, an average of 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer.
The figures have slightly decreased compared to 2018: the estimate is 371,000 cases in total (196,000 men and 175,000 women), while there is an increase in diagnoses of lung cancer and prostate cancer in men, and in uterus cancer and ovarian cancer in women.
ITALIANS WITH A NEW OR PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER IN 2019
NEW CANCER CASESIN 2019
These figures provide a clear picture of the social impact of a disease such as cancer, which still requires a great deal of research in order to find new treatments for those who are fighting their battle today, and for those who will get sick in the future.
I numeri del cancro in Italia 2019