What we’ve achieved
In 2014, we acted as secretariat to the European Expert Group on Immuno-Oncology, an independent network of patients, clinicians, politicians and industry. The group was co-chaired by the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and a Member of the European Parliament. It aimed to help ensure cancer patients across Europe have rapid access to immuno-oncology therapies.
This work led to the publication of a Policy Action Framework, which provides concrete proposals on how policymakers across Europe may help to improve patient access to immuno-oncology therapies. It has served as the starting point for policy round tables in several countries.
We also worked with ECPC to develop resources for patients, including a patient guide and the first European patient information portal on immuno-oncology and cancer immunotherapy.
The patient guide has been translated into 24 languages and disseminated via the ECPC member associations. The Immuno-oncology Portal has been widely used and has been made available in several languages.