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Explore how Cancer Patients Europe advocates for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, shaping policies for better cancer care across Europe.

Our Mission: A United Voice for the Cancer Community in Europe

At Cancer Patients Europe (CPE), our core mission is to represent and empower the voices of cancer patients and cancer survivors, advocating for their needs and rights at every stage of their journey. Our commitment extends beyond simple advocacy; we actively work alongside policymakers, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders to co-create policies that promote prevention, high-quality care, treatment, and support survivorship.

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Our Vision: Reducing the Burden of Cancer

CPE’s vision is as fundamental as it is ambitious, we envision to significantly reduce the burden of cancer on patients, carers, survivors, healthcare systems, and society. We dream of a tomorrow where cancer’s impact is not only greatly minimised in terms of health, but also in the emotional, financial, and societal challenges it poses.

Our approach in achieving this mission stretches across the entire cancer pathway, from enhancing prevention and early detection efforts to ensuring access to high-quality care and innovative treatments. It also means supporting survivors in their post-treatment journey.

CPE’s pursuit is guided by strategic priorities, including advocating for patient-centred European policies and legislation, contributing to Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, building the capacity of our members, empowering patients, and fostering organizational collaboration at both the European and national levels.

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Values

CPE was founded in 2022 with the mission to represent and empower the voices of cancer patients, their caregivers, and cancer survivors towards policymakers and other stakeholder.

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Partnership and collaboration

We bring forth a collaborative approach, fostering multistakeholder engagement to address diverse cancer challenges

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Transparency

We remain committed to transparency, striving for continued open communication and clear accountability in all our operations

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Patient-centricity

CPE was founded for patients, and their interest remains at the centre of all our work

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Representativeness

CPE represents the voices of patients and patients-advocate, ensuring that they are heard to drive inclusive and impactful initiatives at the EU level

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Equity

We aim to ensure that patients across the EU have fair and equal access to innovative cancer care and treatments

These values guide us in our efforts to bridge the gap between European and national dimensions of cancer care, making sure that every voice is heard and every concern is addressed.

Learn more about our organisation

Since our founding, CPE has continuously expanded its membership sphere, grouping together like-minded organisations and individuals in advocating for positive cancer outcomes in Europe. Our committed team and board members dedicate themselves to furthering CPE’s mission on an everyday basis and remain committed to maintaining its values in all aspects of their work. Explore the following pages to learn more about CPE, our internal structure, our members, and current vacancies.