Cancer care in Poland

Compared to other European Union countries, both health spending in general and spending on cancer care in Poland (by percentage of GDP per capita) are very low. Despite improvements in recent years, Poland still has much lower survival rates for most types of cancer than other EU countries.

All.Can Poland initiative

To this context, Poland launched the All.Can initiative in 2017 with the aim to improve efficiency in cancer care on a national level and to close existing gaps in care.

The Polish All.Can multi-stakeholder group is made up of Polish experts in the field of cancer care and public health, and representatives of patient organisations and industry. The All.Can Poland initiative was officially launched on 21 March 2017.

Website: all-can.pl

Activities and milestones

All.Can Poland has made some crucial steps in promoting the aims of All.Can through the following activities:

All.Can Poland leads talks on challenges in cancer care at the annual Summer Oncology Academy in Warsaw

All.Can Poland organised two panel discussions at the 7th Summer Oncology Academy in Warsaw.

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Contact

Secretariat: Ewa Matusiak

ewa.matusiak@expertpr.pl

Steering group

Professor Jacek Fijuth

President of the Polish Oncology Society

Professor Jacek Jassem

Medical University of Gdansk

Professor Maciej Krzakowski

Warsaw Oncology Center, national consultant on clinical oncology

Professor Zbigniew Nowecki

Warsaw Oncology Center, specialist in breast cancer

Professor Rodryg Ramlau

Medical University of Poznan

Dr Piotr Rutkowski

Warsaw Oncology Center, specialist in melanoma

Dr Krzysztof Składowski

Oncology Center, Gliwice

Professor Piotr Wysocki

President of the Polish Society of Clinical Oncology

Dr Joanna Didkowska

National Cancer Register

Urszula Wojciechowska

National Cancer Register

Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka

PhD – health economist, Lazarski University

Kamil Dolecki

President of the patient association “Sarcoma”

Elzbieta Kozik

President of the Polish Amazons Social Movement

Elzbieta Majewska

Polish Amazons Social Movement

Barbara Pepke

President of the foundation “Star of Hope”

Ewelina Szmytke

Association for Fight Against Lung Cancer

Magdalena Zmyslowska

Polish League Against Cancer

Szymon Chrostowski

Polish Cancer Patient Coalition

Małgorzata Dziak-Masny

Representative of the Melanoma Academy

Elżbieta Łapot

Market Access Manager Oncology, Bristol-Myers Sqiubb

Supporting members

Bartosz Poliński

Fundacja Onkologiczna Osób Młodych Alivia

Joanna Rokoszewska-Łojko

Fundacja Rak’n’roll Wygraj Życie

Karol Poznański

MSD

Dr Jacek Graliński

Amgen

Izabella Dessoulavy-Gładysz

Roche

Aneta Poznańska

Novartis

Aldona Zygmunt

Pfizer

Secretariat

Expert PR

All.Can Poland leads talks on challenges in cancer care at the annual Summer Oncology Academy in Warsaw

All.Can Poland organised two panel discussions at the 7th Summer Oncology Academy in Warsaw.

All.Can Poland leads panel discussion at Health Summit

All.Can Poland led a panel discussion at the Health Summit 2017, which took place in Warsaw.

Polish Minister of Health responds to All.Can Poland petition

Poland’s Minister of Health responded to a petition submitted by the Polish All.Can Stakeholder Group.

Polish All.Can initiative officially launched on 21 March 2017

The All.Can initiative was officially launched in Poland on 21 March, during the first panel of the 6th Oncology Patient Forum.

Past events

All.Can Poland – Launch event

21 March 2017

On 21 March, the All.Can initiative was officially launched in Poland during the first panel of the 6th Oncology Patient Forum organized by the Polish Coalition of Cancer Patients (PKPO).…

Health Summit Warsaw

19 June 2017

Warsaw

All.Can Poland will hold a panel discussion during the Health Summit in Warsaw, will focus on better resource allocation and access to innovative health technologies in cancer care.

Summer Oncology Academy

9 August 2017

Two All.Can sessions on prevention and screening – as well as on resource allocation and innovation – will be held during the Summer Academy on Oncology.

All.Can Poland report

The describes the state of cancer care in Poland and the recommendations reflect the consensus of Polish experts in the field of cancer care and public health, representatives of patient organizations and industry, who are part of the Polish Steering Group, established within the framework of the international All.Can project.

The key message of the report is the need for more efficient budget management through better allocation of resources for cancer care. The report affirms it will be possible to improve outcomes for patients using the available resources, while maintaining that the achievement of expected performance indicators in the long-term will require increased investment. It put forward the following core objectives and recommendations for improving efficiency and sustainability of cancer care in Poland:

  • Improving the allocation of available resources for cancer care
  • Increasing the role of primary prevention and screening
  • Ensuring faster and broader access to innovative health technologies
  • Considering the perspective of patients in all decisions related to the process of planning, implementation and evaluation of cancer care
  • Improving patient access to clinical trials.

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Video interviews

All.Can Poland has published a series of video interviews with key members of All.Can Poland on the online medical portal Termedia.

Disclaimer:

The All.Can initiative is made up of leading representatives of patient organisations, policymakers, healthcare professionals, science and industry. All the publications produced under the initiative reflect the consensus of All.Can members who have full editorial control. The All.Can initiative in Poland was created with the financial support of Bristol-Myers Squibb (the main sponsor) and Amgen, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche. None of the content developed in discussions and activities of the All.Can initiative contains direct or indirect references to specific medicinal products or therapies.

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