COVID-19 AND CANCER

The COVID-19 epidemic is of concern to many cancer patients. Many of the European cancer patient organisations are providing information about COVID-19 and specific recommendations to their patient community. See the COVID-19 Resources of WECAN members

See also our Virtual Meeting Resource Center how to set up virtual meetings, conferences and AGMs during the pandemic.

COLLABORATING FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN EUROPE

The Workgroup of European Cancer Patient Advocacy Networks (WECAN) is a network of leaders from 23 cancer patient umbrella organisations active in Europe.

Our mission is to act as a well-coordinated cancer patient community towards all stakeholders by building levels of trust, collaboration, alignment and mutual support in the pan-European cancer patient community.

Our Story

WHAT WE DO

RECENT AND ONGOING WECAN INITIATIVES

  • EU integration of Health Technology Assessment

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

WECAN was established to create new opportunities:

  • Coordination and cooperation: WECAN provides the opportunity for leaders of pan-European cancer patient umbrella organisations to meet and discuss ideas and build consensus.
  • Efficiency: WECAN provides a forum to discuss how and when to collaborate, to share information and workload reporting back to the group to increase transparency.
  • Diversity and representativeness: As the number of meetings increases they cannot include a representative of all key indications, WECAN provides a platform where organisations can share information and a collective voice.
  • Fostering new advocates: WECAN creates opportunities to involve and develop new cancer patient advocacy leaders and more capacity building.

CONTACT DETAILS

If you are interested in collaborating, aligning or developing projects with WECAN or would like further information please contact us:

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