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Informed and Shared Decision-Making Webinar

18 January 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Health literacy, patient empowerment, shared decision-making and patient involvement are no buzzwords, but major cornerstones of a successful, efficient and effective patient-centred healthcare. All patients have the right to receive accurate information about their cancer, their different treatment options and the potential side effects.

The Anticancer Fund has been involved in the cancer literacy-topic within the Inequalities Network of the European Cancer Organisation. Both organisations worked on a paper recently published in the Journal of Cancer Policy: “Cancer literacy – Informing patients and implementing shared decision making”. The article highlights the importance of health literacy to empower patients in their journey through treatment and gives several recommendations for improving cancer literacy in Europe.

Building on this paper,  the Anticancer Fund and the European Cancer Organisation are co-hosting a webinar gathering cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers. Participants will be sharing their perspective on ‘Well-informed and shared decision-making in oncology – why is it important and how can we make it happen?” The event aims to illustrate to key policy- and decision-makers, the value and benefit of reliable information when it comes to taking real steps in bettering cancer care.

The webinar will be co-chaired by Kathy Oliver, Chair and founding Co-Director of the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) – Co-Chair, E.C.O. Patient Advisory Committee, and Guy Buyens, Medical Director, Anticancer Fund – Contributor to E.C.O.’s Community 365.

Learn more about the webinar and register as an attendee here.