What is it about?
A coalition of cancer research stakeholders co-created a shared vision on how to optimize cancer research by using the shared ambition 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, policy, agenda setting, funding, and setting up research studies have been set up. This is a first steps towards a future in which patients, stakeholders and our whole society will benefit more from the enormous resources that are mobilized to combat cancer.
The KBF has the intention to continue to take on the role of trusted convenor and agent of change in this process in concert with key stakeholders in the Belgian oncology research system and, considering existing initiatives, to move forward to concrete actions.