What is it about?
A coalition of cancer research stakeholders co-created a shared vision on how to optimize cancer research to create more value for patients. The starting point for the strategic reflection was as follows: ‘How can we ensure that cancer patients have rapid and affordable access to the results of evidence-based, publicly, and philanthropically funded studies, to improve their life expectancy and quality of life?’ Recommendations addressing challenges related to the assessment of patient value, real world data, funding and setting up research studies have been set up.
This is a first step to move forward towards concrete actions whilst considering existing initiatives. The King Baudouin Foundation has the intention to continue to take on the role of convenor in this process, in concert with a broad coalition of actors in Belgium and beyond.
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