European Cancer Patient Coalition is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Mastris as its new President. This decision is effective from 25th November 2020. Ken Mastris succeeds former President Kathi Apostolidis who was elected President of the Board in June 2019.
Ken Mastris is a prostate cancer patient and dedicated patient advocate. He is well-known in Brussels for his previous appointment as Chair of Europa Uomo and his involvement in other European organisations including European Medicine Agency (EMA), European Association of Urology (EAU) and European Cancer Organisation (ECO). Currently, he is Chairman of Tackle Prostate Cancer UK and the Association of Prostate Cancer Patients in London and Essex.
In the current ECPC Board, Ken Mastris has one of the longest histories in ECPC, as he has also served as Board Member in the previous mandate.
“I am grateful and honoured for the trust that Board Members of ECPC have placed in me to serve as President of the largest European cancer patient association, particularly during this time of change for the organisation. I will work hard to create an organisation that is working with and for our members and the cancer community,” said the newly-elected President Ken Mastris.
Kathi Apostolidis remains on the Board of ECPC and as the Past President, she is now Chair of the ECPC Scientific Committee replacing Francesco de Lorenzo in this position. “We are thankful to the former Past President Francesco de Lorenzo for his tireless dedication to patient advocacy, for his significant contributions to policy work and particularly for the establishment of the Secretariat of the European Parliamentary Intergroup on Cancer,” added the President Ken Mastris.