European Cancer Organisation

Patient Advocacy

Patient Advisory Committee

ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation – follows the philosophy that every cancer patient deserves the best. To deliver on this thinking the patient is centered firmly at the core of all ECCO activities.

To emphasise ECCO’s commitment to its patient interest agenda the ECCO Patient Advisory Committee (ECCO PAC) was established in 2008. This timely initiative provides European patient organisations and bodies involved in patient care with a solid platform to express their expectations in solidarity with the professional organisations and afford ECCO direct insight into the issues and challenges faced by cancer patients.

European Cancer Congresses

ECCO is committed to engaging cancer patient advocates in its mission to improve outcomes for all cancer patients through multidisciplinarity in line with its core value of patient centricity.

Since 2009, the ECCO Patient Advisory Committee (ECCO PAC) contributes to the European Cancer Congresses by providing the patient perspective, helping healthcare professionals and all delegates to better understand the 'desires' of patients rather than just their perceived 'needs'. The PAC is also in charge of developing the programme of the 'patient advocacy' track.

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