Policy and Advocacy
All.Can Global Summit Brings Together National Initiatives
On 6 -7 September 2018, the All.Can multi-stakeholder initiative came together for two meetings at the ECCO Annual Summit 2018 in Vienna. Both meetings brought together members of All.Can International and representatives of a growing number of national initiatives of All.Can across the globe. The European Cancer Patient Coalition was represented by Alex Filicevas, Head of EU Affairs at ECPC and member of the All.Can International Steering Committee.
All.Can is the first, international multi-stakeholder initiative solely dedicated to tackling waste and inefficiency in cancer care by focusing on improving outcomes for cancer patients. It was established to create political and public engagement around efficiency improvements in cancer care, and the European Cancer Patient Coalition is one of the founding members of the initiative. The International Brain Tumour Alliance, a Member of ECPC, is also a member of All.Can.
All.Can looks at how to improve efficiency across the entire care pathway – from diagnosis all the way to follow-up. Its membership, and funding base, reflects this diversity – it is a truly multi-sectoral, multidisciplinary, cross-cutting cancer initiative.
The All.Can National Initiatives Meeting, gathered over 50 participants from Europe and beyond, including Canada and Australia. A growing number of national initiatives globally, shared their experiences and knowledge with the established initiatives, and the All.Can colleagues who are just setting up the initiative in their country. You can see the up-to-date list of All.Can Initiatives on the All.Can website.
The All.Can patient survey, ‘Improving outcomes for patients, focusing on efficiency’, is currently gathering patient insights on where inefficiencies occur, and how cancer care could be improved and ends at the end of October. Findings will inform policy discussions on improving cancer care for all. Please kindly share the survey with your networks to ensure the patient voice can be at the heart of cancer care