WECAN statement concerning recent reports about the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and the potential impact on EU research projects

CCI Europe supports the WECAN Advocate statement and highlights the fact that what is happening in ECPC is not representative of the European patient community as a whole:

“For the past two decades, the European cancer patient community has worked hard to become competent, reliable, and trusted partners of researchers and policy makers. Through open collaboration, systematic capacity building, and active contributions to key European initiatives, pan-European cancer patient organisations have often been pioneers to make sure patients and carers have impact on the design and implementation of patient-relevant cancer research and policy…”