The Board of ELLOK and representatives of its member organizations met with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos.
Hellenic Cancer Federation â€“ ELLOK is an â€œumbrellaâ€ organization established in 2016 aiming to unite patients, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, cancer hospitals, politicians, the media and the public, towards the improvement of cancer care, cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, rehabilitation and reintegration of cancer patients into social life and work.
Today, ELLOK represents 38 cancer patient organisations covering all cancers, common and rare, from all over Greece. It is the powerful & documented voice of cancer patients and survivors. The vision of ELLOK is for integrated, timely and affordable cancer and health care for all cancer patients, striving for excellent diagnosis, treatment, psycho-social support, rehabilitation and reintegration. ELLOKâ€™s mission is to join forces with all cancer patients, volunteers and friends to advocate for the individual and collective rights of cancer patients, their caregivers and their family, for the improvement of cancer and health care and for increased funding for cancer research.
According to Globocan 2018, the estimated number of new pancreatic cancer cases in Greece was 2175 and 2031 of them will not survive. Since 2014, ELLOK, member of the Î•CPC-European Cancer Patient Coalition, actively participates in Pancreatic Cancer Europe, the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Pancreatic Cancer and the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. There is no dedicated pancreatic patient support group in Greece and ELLOK aims to raise pancreatic cancer awareness of the general public, the general practitioners for the early referral of patients and of the politicians for supporting early detection and research. ELLOK translated informative material/infographics in Greek and supports its members in relevant campaigns throughout the country.