Organisations which inform, educate and advocate for patients
Digestive Cancers Europe
Digestive Cancers Europe, formerly EuropaColon, is the umbrella organisation in Europe, representing the voice of patients with digestive cancers (oesophageal, gastric, colon, rectum, pancreatic and rare cancers), their families and their carers. Currently, the organisation has a membership of 30 and is still growing.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity.
ESMO| European Society for Medical Oncology
Patients are the driving force and inspiration behind our oncology-related events, educational programmes, and the reason why oncologists are constantly pushing the edge of science to revise existing therapies and find new treatment options.
Patient activities fulfil one of ESMO’s most important objectives – to disseminate knowledge to cancer patients, their caregivers, advocacy groups and the public. Patient advocacy allows ESMO to support and promote equal access to optimal cancer treatment and care.
Besides organising educational programmes such as a dedicated Patient Advocacy Track during the ESMO Congress, ESMO strives to continually provide patients with useful information and updates.
UKCRC | UK Clinical Research Collaboration
The UKCRC Partners work together to promote patient and public involvement in research and to raise public awareness of clinical research.
CRUK | Cancer Research UK
-What clinical trials are
-How to join a clinical trial
-What you should know before taking part in a clinical trial
Bowel & Cancer Research
We want to support people who live with bowel conditions and educate the public about what it’s like to live with a chronic bowel condition, so we run engaging campaigns aimed at challenging enduring myths and taboos.
Irish Cancer Society
Whether you’re affected by cancer or you know someone who is, the Irish Cancer Society can provide reliable cancer information and support services to assist you.
World Cancer Research Fund International
Read our analysis of worldwide research on colorectal cancer here: http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/continuous-update-project-findings-reports/colorectal-bowel-cancer
ECMC| Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres Network
We owe huge gratitude to the people who take part in early phase trials, helping to ensure that discoveries that are made in the laboratories of the ECMCs become treatments of the future.