• 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
  • Why is understanding the natural history of a disease so important?

    We are currently in the middle of a global pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes a disease (COVID-19) that was completely unknown a few months ago, even to the medical and
  • 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
  • A patient story — "How my daughter was diagnosed with in situ melanoma"

    Irina, thank you for telling us about your daughter’s story. If I am to talk about what happened to us, I could tell you that we have taken our daughter to a private clinic rather by chance, not
  • 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
  • Receiving a cancer diagnosis is always bad. But receiving a rare cancer diagnosis adds to the challenge.

    Ocular melanoma is a rare form of melanoma and starts in the pigment-producing cells of the eye. About 6 out of a million people will be diagnosed with ocular melanoma every year, the large majority
  • The science corner: the immune system fighting cancer

    A recent paper published in Nature Immunology has raised a lot of enthusiasm amongst scientists and patients. Its remarkable finding was a cancer receptor that enabled a new group of T cells to
  • Pulseras Candela: boosting childhood cancer research since 2013

    The Association Pulseras Candela was set in motion 7 years ago on the 8th floor of Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital thanks to the unity, love and involvement of many families and friends
  • First Consensus Meeting of the Melanoma Patient Network Europe: What does a uveal melanoma guideline have to cover?

    First, what actually is uveal melanoma? ‘Uveal melanoma is a cancer that starts in the pigment-producing cells of the eye. It is one of the rare forms of melanoma as it only affects about 6 people out
  • Next stop: improving the quality of life in children with leukemia

    In 1975 Professor Giulio J. D’Angio published an article entitled “Childhood cancer in perspective. Healing is not enough”. The author imagined childhood cancer at the end of a long tunnel: looking