Supporting national actions to raise awareness on pancreatic cancer
- Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest existing cancer, which is the reason there are only a few patient organizations in Europe. We need to foster the creation of organizations dedicated to this disease across Europe now.
- There are major disparities between European countries regarding pancreatic cancer mortality. For instance mortality is one third higher in France than in the United Kingdom.1
The National Support Work Stream gathers members from national organizations and is helping them to get the most from the platform’ material and actions.
For 2020, we will continue raising awareness at national level and spreading the word in countries with strong presence.
How to implement a Sound Advocacy Strategy?
European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
The European Cancer Patient Coalition is the voice of cancer patients in Europe. With over 400 members, the European Cancer Patient Coalition is Europe’s largest umbrella cancer patients’ association, covering all EU member states and many other European and non-European countries. The European Cancer Patient Coalition represents patients aﬀected by all types of cancers, and was a founding member of Pancreatic Cancer Europe.
- European Cancer mortality predictions for men for the year 2014. Malvezzi et al (2014) Annal Oncology 25 (8). annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/25/8/1650.full (last accessed on 2/03/2016)