“On Wednesday 12th April 2017, EUPancreas (COST Action) and Pancreatic Cancer Europe gathered key pancreatic cancer research experts, clinicians, private domain representatives, health policy makers, and patient advocates during a meeting in Brussels.
This very first “Multistakeholder Brainstorming meeting” was organized around the belief that researchers, clinicians, patient representatives, pharma and biotech companies, policy makers, European institutions, in a joint collaboration, have a fundamental role to play in pancreatic cancer research.
Following an initiative from our Board Member, Dr. Nuria Malats, the exchanges aimed to propose concrete solutions in favour of research on pancreatic cancer in Europe. Indeed, we think it is time for EU institutions, Members of the European Parliament and national ministries to trigger real change in research, to further improve patient outcomes and survival rates.
The result of the exchanges are precise priorities for research on pancreatic cancer, that will be sent to European policy makers.
Please find here the minutes of the discussions and the list of participants. Please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat if you have any question or need more information.