Pembe Hanım Cancer Patients NGO is an umbrella organization for patients and carers with the primary objectives to empower patients and share knowledge of awareness with public.
Since its creation 6 years ago, Pembe Hanim is very active both nationally and internationally with highly estimated memberships as ECPC IASLC and ESGO_ENGAGE and always with projects aiming first of all to patient advocacy and support. Our fight against colorectal Cancer is based on two major points:
- Due to the lifestyle and other factors, the number of patients diagnosed with the disease at the age below 50 is dramatically increasing and we think that we have to make an awareness campaign for young population (involving schools and young working generation in companies such IT, banks, computer business, etc.)
- Also, as the treatment of colorectal cancer varies from other cancers (ie bio marker testing) to create a colorectal cancer patient treatment guidelines to be distributed in oncological centers and downloadable on websites.