• Data for a difference — The Share4Rare research feature for patient organisations

    Violeta Astratinei is a Ph.D. biologist with a background in environmental research. After she lost her sister to melanoma in 2014, she became a core member of Melanoma Patient Network Europe, MPNE
  • Gemma Marfany: "Researchers, patients and families must come together to fight rare diseases"

    Gemma Marfany is a professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Barcelona (UB) and head of Unit U718 at CIBERER, the Spanish biomedical research centre for rare diseases. She is also a
  • World Duchenne Awareness Day 2020: Duchenne and the brain

    Learning and behavioural challenges in DMD and BMD Both conditions are characterised by progressive muscle breakdown. A certain part of the DNA is missing, duplicated, or changed so the code cannot be
  • New webinar — Patient advocates fostering research in oncology: the Share4Rare experience

    One of the pillars of Share4Rare is to enhance collaborative research. For that purpose, at the end of 2019 the platform started piloting four research projects concerning several groups of rare
  • ASCO 2020 — Free learning opportunity for patients!

    ASCO Annual Meetings are great opportunity for healthcare professionals and patients advocates all over the world to follow the latest scientific news in cancer research. Exceptionally this year, in
  • New registry to better understand how COVID-19 affects people with rare diseases

    In the current global pandemic due to COVID-19, patients affected by a rare disease are a doubly vulnerable group: on the one hand, many of the rare pathologies put patients at a higher risk of
  • What is a patient registry?

    A patient registry collects information about patients who are affected by a particular condition. Registries are databases containing quantitative and qualitative data about the patients. In rare
  • Virtual coffee with patient organisations and Share4Rare: 'Advancing a Patient-Centric Research Agenda'

    Research is at the heart of solutions for all patients. However, it is not always conducted with the patient in mind. Patient organisations are increasingly invited to submit evidence to healthcare
  • Free access to this year’s ASCO for patients - Register now!

    The annual congress of ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) is the world’s largest oncology meeting. Last year over 30,000 people attended! ASCO is one of the congresses where the very latest
  • María Cecilia Foundation: improving the lives of families affected by childhood cancer

    The María Cecilia Foundation was established in 1991 by a group of parents of children diagnosed with cancer. Through their experiences, they envisioned to give life to an organization that could help
  • Meeting the partners — Melanoma Patient Network Europe

    Melanoma is a cancer starting in the pigment-producing cells of our body called melanocytes. The most common form of melanoma is skin melanoma. However, in rare cases, melanoma can also start in the
  • Natalí Dafne Flexer Foundation: helping children with cancer in Argentina for 25 years

    Natalí developed cancer and died one year and three months after starting treatment, in July 1995. In her memory, her mother Edith created the Natalí Dafne Flexer Foundation (FNDF) to help children