Discover with us the new features and services provided by ECPC

One of ECPC priorities since the installation of the new Board was to provide ECPC with a new website. After several months of hard work, the new ECPC website is finally available to all our Members. However, here at the ECPC Office we believe we have achieved more than that: thanks to your suggestions and with the guidance of our Board we completely  transformed our website, which is not only the "face" of the largest cancer patients' organisation in Europe, but also the new home of 349 Member organisations that decided to support us.
In this email you can find all the basic information to start discover YOUR new ECPC website.

 


Member's Area

ECPC.org is now a hub, a portal that opens its doors to all ECPC Members.
Clicking on the Login button, you will be able to access the new ECPC Members' Area, a space for the sharing of ideas, positions, best practices among our Members.

Each ECPC Member can register, filling up a simple registration form. Once logged in, each ECPC Member can update their own profile, including their contact person, organisation's description, photos, videos, events etc. It is an original social media, fully and solely dedicated to ECPC Members. The Members' Area connects ECPC Members among each other and with ECPC materialising atrue partnership among all our Members. Once logged in, a control panel will appear on the left side of the website. Through the control panel you can perform all the activities related to your profile, including editing it, logging out. of the Members' Area, search for other Members, and accessing the Forum. The core feature of the Members' Area is its Forum, a space for discussionorganised in thematic areas, where each Member can introduce new topicsparticipate to discussions, share their project ideas, their collaborations suggestions, their common issues and solutions.


New services

ECPC is your window towards Europe, but it also provides you more practical services. One of them is the new Clinical Trials search engine, which you can access through our website. The application has been developed by Eli Lily open access team LillyCOI. Their objective is to  to make public data about clinical trials readable by patients. ECPC has been approached by Lilly to help them test their clinical trials research application, which we published on our website. LillyCOI application reads the information available from www.clinicaltrials.gov and re-organises it in a patients' friendly manner, underlining the fundamental criteria to enter the trial, the trials location and the specific diseases related. Eli Lilly uses only public available information and does not modifies it.
 
The Edu section provides ECPC Members with tools to ameliorate and enhance their support to cancer patientsEdu has been designed to present information on cancer-related topics that create added value for our organisations. We focused on topics of great relevance for cancer patients, but the research upon which is either too costly or too complex for individual ECPC Members. In the coming months, you will find information on issues such as immuno-oncologynutrition,survivorship and more. 
 
The new ECPC Pressroom organises all our news in a more coherent way. Through the Pressroom you can immediately check which are the next ECPC events, our latest news articles and check our YouTube channel ECPCtvAll together.
 

 

New Structure

The new ECPC website is also better organised and more transparent.
Using our newly designed Menu, you can access all website sections, divided into defined and coherent categories.



New technical solutions

While developing the new website, out communication team decided to implement few technical solutions to make the website more user friendly:
  • Breadcrumbs: on top of each page, you can check which section and subsection of our website you are visiting;
  • ownCloud: ECPC personalised cloud service, where both Members and staff can store and share working documents and any other file;
  • Friendly URL: to make easier for you to share links from our website and to help our stakeholders to find our website through search engines;
  • New ECPC search engine: more powerful and precise, find everything you need directly from the homepage (top-right corner).

 

Your comments and suggestions

The new ECPC website is also YOUR website. Do not hesitate sharing with us your impressions and suggestions, either via email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or via social media.