Curing cancer has become a priority for health systems and professionals from different fields, but, above all, for the patients that day in and day out face this disease that, despite advances, continues to be one of the main causes of death and impoverishment for many people and families both in Spain and abroad. Responding to this urgent need is essential and should be undertaken by  guaranteeing the research, access to treatment, care and financial aid needed, relying on the collaboration and commitment of all the parties involved. States have the responsibility to ensure the right to health and provide universal access to adequate treatments. It is also their responsibility to guarantee the upkeep of healthcare systems, providing them with the human and technical resources that ensure quality of care in terms of equity and social justice.