The Value of the Patient Perspective in Oncology Health Care

Understanding patient empowerment, disparities in cancer care in Europe, patients and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and the role of patients in the drug life cycle.

Faculty Chair

Matti S. Aapro, MD

President-Elect ECCO

Faculty Chair

Ian Banks, MD

ECCO Board Member, Former Chair ECCO Patient Advisory Committee

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Key Discussion Points

  • The goals of the meeting were to broadly discuss a number of topics relevant to all cancer patients and to stakeholders involved in their care and treatment, and identify points of common interest, to be able to draw conclusions and provide a roadmap for future next steps
  • The topics discussed were patient empowerment, disparities in cancer care in Europe, patients and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and the role of patients in the drug life cycle

Faculty Members

Sarper Diler
Lymphoma Coalition Europe, Turkey

Teodora Kolarova
International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance, Bulgaria

Nicoleta Mitrea
Lung Cancer Europe, Romania

Jana Pelouchová
Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation and ECPC, Czech Republic

Pietro Presti
European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), Italy

Bettina Ryll
Melanoma Patient Network Europe, Sweden

Florian Scotté
Hôpital Foch, France

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