Until very recently there has been no organisation to speak as the global voice of people affected by bladder cancer.
Representatives of three major national bladder cancer organisations recognised this unmet need of a global scale and worked together to found the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition. In January 2019, the coalition was born.
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition is the first global voice of people affected by bladder cancer. WBCPC now brings together ten patient organisations from three continents, uniting the vision and goals of bladder cancer patient organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes for bladder cancer patients across the world.
The need to raise a global voice for people affected by bladder cancer is critical. Approximately 550,000 people are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer around the world each year. Globally, there are 2.7 million people who are currently living with bladder cancer. For the first time ever, people affected by bladder cancer now have
a global voice.
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition is governed by a board of trustees, whom are people diagnosed with bladder cancer, carers of people with bladder cancer or those engaged with bladder cancer organizations at a significant level.