In the current context, the ECPC activity is a complex one, therefore we have to collaborate openly, we have to use all the available resources.
We need to become a strong voice of cancer patients in Europe again, to work together on projects that are useful to all patients and, most importantly, to get involved in public policy at EU level.
My name is Alin Bujan, I am 30 years old, and I have been a chronic patient ever since. I have been working in patient associations for over 12 years, during which time I tried to improve the quality of life of chronic patients in Romania. I am a professional programmer and activist for the promotion of patients’ rights. I am currently working on coordinating projects at the level of the Federation of Associations of Cancer Patients in Romania and I have constantly contributed to legislative proposals in the field of oncology, but also in writing and implementing impact projects for this sector. My personal goal is to help improve health systems.
I chose oncology because it is a challenging field, with many problems to solve. I feel that cancer patients need more, they need access to early diagnosis, access to specialized treatment, medical care and support throughout therapy. There is a lot to improve, especially given the social trend we are in, with an increasing incidence of cancer. Therefore, I believe that each of us must be involved in one way or another in controlling and combating cancer.
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Your donations not only help us to empower the cancer patient community and make a positive difference to healthcare, treatment and accessibility, but also enable us to:
ensure our members are engaged and feel part of an active community through information, training, unique resources, tools, opportunities and networking at a national and European level
legitimise our position of cancer patient representatives before decision-makers
build a reputation as a cancer patient expert within the scientific community
find partners sharing the same vision, values and goals to work together on projects
get the media’s attention in order to publish and disseminate our messages