The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC) was established in January 2019 by a group of dedicated patient advocates from three major national bladder cancer organisations that saw the need for a global bladder cancer coalition.
Our coalition now brings together 11 patient organisations from four continents, uniting the vision and goals of bladder cancer patient organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes for bladder cancer patients across the world. This coalition constitutes the first time that people affected by bladder cancer have a force connecting bladder cancer patients, groups, and organisations worldwide.
In our first year we welcomed six new member organisations to our global coalition, and we will continue to mobilise bladder cancer patient organisations across the world to help ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
We invite you to join us in our mission and
support our work!
President of the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition
The need to elevate a global common voice for people affected by bladder cancer is critical. Approximately 500,000 people are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer around the world each year. And globally, there are 2.7 million people who are currently living with bladder cancer.
Our mission is to foster an international community of people affected by bladder cancer; advocate for access to the best bladder cancer information, support and care; and build alliances with health professionals, policy makers, academics, researchers and industry.
Our vision is to have a bladder cancer patient organisation established in each country, and that they are fully able to support people affected by bladder cancer. The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition is here to help grow, connect and support these groups on their journey.
We are working hard to improve the lives of those affected by bladder cancer globally, and to foster cooperation among bladder cancer organisations, and all others who are also working to improve patient care and outcomes.
To ensure that we are inclusive and work transparently and collaboratively, we follow our core values:
We are patient centered and professional in our conduct
We take a collaborative but independent approach
Our conduct is innovative and culturally sensitive
Our conduct is credible and transparent
Our board of directors and the secretariat bring together a breadth of experience, knowledge and passion to improve the lives of people affected by bladder cancer. The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition is governed by a board of directors, who are people diagnosed with bladder cancer, carers of people with bladder cancer or those engaged with bladder cancer organisations in a significant way in their countries.
Our international team is our biggest strength – driving our work and the growth of our global patient community.
Download a copy of our statutes to understand more about the principles of how we operate and how we are governed as an organisation.
Our code of conduct transparently outlines how we work with our sponsors.
Our work would be impossible without the support of corporate grants and sponsorships. Please consider supporting us as we work towards fostering a strong international community of people affected by bladder cancer to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients around the world.