Welcome to ECPC-European Cancer Patient Coalition

Established in 2003, the European Cancer Patient Coalition is the voice of the European cancer patient community, uniquely representing the interests of all cancer patient groups from the most common to the rare forms of cancer. We derive our mandate to speak with “one voice” for all cancer patients from our membership and our democratic structure. With its motto “Nothing about us without us!” ECPC represents 342 Members in 46 countries.

We need your support. Let’s all get involved and join forces for access to better patient experience, better cancer care, better public healthcare systems across Europe!

Latest News

  • Team-ECPC will run the Brussels 20K for pancreatic cancer On the 18th of May, the European Cancer Patient Coalition Team – TeamECPC will run the Brussels 20 Km Run to raise awareness on Pancreatic Cancer. In the past, ECPC has already engaged in sport activities to raise awareness on cancer. This year we have a more personal motivation behind the choice of the cause we will ...
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  • ECPC position on new drug patents and clinical trials What is the role of patients within clinical trials set up to assess the efficacy of new drugs ECPC believes that patients are not only a fundamental partner in the development of new drugs, but they are also those who will finally benefit from the innovation process. Recent jurisprudence from the European Patent Office might seriously threaten the ...
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  • European Medicines Agency alerts EU healthcare professionals after vials of falsified Herceptin identified The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been informed that vials of the cancer medicine Herceptin (trastuzumab), thought to have been stolen in Italy, including from hospitals, have been tampered with and re-introduced under false credentials into the supply chain in some countries. This is currently being investigated by Member State authorities and updates will be ...
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