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myC: first European-wide patient survey in genomic testing in breast cancer

On the 17th of November 2022, CPE launched the results of the first European-wide patient survey in genomic testing in breast cancer. 4 out of 5 breast cancer patients eligible for genomic testing are not told it is available to them. The survey was completed by a total of 1,383 respondents from five countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) over a six-week period in September/October 2022. Eighty-three percent (83%) of respondents had breast cancer; 50% of whom were eligible for genomic testing.

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The need for Cancer Patients Europe (CPE)

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1. Lack of a Pan European Organisation across the European region with a balanced representation of cancer patients from all European countries

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2. Growing need to bridge the European and the national dimensions

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3. Only a transparent and credible organization can leverage the current prioritization of cancer care and treatment in Europe for the benefit of cancer patients

Vision and Mission

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CPE’s Vision

Reduce the burden of cancer on patients and survivors, their carers, the health care systems and the society as a whole

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CPE’s Mission

Represent and empower the voices of cancer patients and cancer survivors towards policymakers and other stakeholders, with the ultimate objective of co-creating policies that drive prevention, high-quality cancer care, treatment and survivorship in Europe.

Values

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Partnership and collaboration

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Transparency

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Patient-centricity

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Representativeness

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Equity

Strategic priorities

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European policies and legislations

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Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

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Members’ capacity-building

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Patients’ empowerment

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Organisational collaboration between the European and national levels

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