Pembe Hanim, Turkey

ECPC is proud to welcome Pembe Hanim as a new associate member! Pembe Hanım is a Turkish International Umbrella Cancer Association established in Istanbul in 2009.

The aims of the association include policy-making, patient advocacy, public health education and the development of projects for the moral support and psychological wellbeing of cancer patients and caregivers. With a very high appreciation and effectiveness among international cancer organisations but also within the Turkish National Health System, Pembe Hanım implements a strong patient-focused strategy to ensure a better quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.

This year, Pembe Hanım has partnered up with the American Cancer Society to organise the first ever ”Relay for Life” in Turkey between 10 – 11 October 2015 in Istanbul. Should you be willing to participate or show your support, we encourage you to get in touch with the organiser, Pembe Hanim Founding Member and current International Relations Coordinator, Seda Kansu at seda.kansu@pembehanim.com.

ECPC had the opportunity to make the wonderful encounter of Seda a few months ago and maintains, ever since, a very good collaboration with the organisation.

For any more information please visit their website at www.pembehanim.com


The second associate member to join ECPC is the ASSOCIAZIONE TUMORI TOSCANA Onclus (A.T.T.) from Italy.

The association provides free medical and psychological home assistance to cancer patients, all day, every day of the year, including during holidays.

The A.T.T. operates in Florence, Prato, Pistoia and their provinces and is currently seeing approximately 300 patients daily. Their multidisciplinary team is composed of doctors, psychologists, nurses and social workers who work in accordance with the family doctor, allowing the patient to stay with his/her family and thus enjoy a better quality of life.

In addition to counselling services, the A.T.T. also offers to patients drugs and medical devices such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and pressure relieve mattresses.

It is a real privilege to welcome a member that provides such a concrete support to those in need.

You can find additional information on their website at www.associazionetumoritoscana.it