NPO PanCAN Japan succeeds in boosting legislative change for cancer research support
July 21, 2017|
NPO PanCAN Japan has worked with other cancer support organizations last year to lobby Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), congressmen and senators to amend Cancer Control Act of 2006. Revised Cancer Control Act was finally passed last December and we were very happy and proud to learn that the revision now has a clause, which says to support cancer research for rare cancers and deadly cancers. This clause allows MHLW to allocate more funding in those areas.
Next step for NPO PanCAN Japan is to organize Rare Cancer Japan and work with Rare Cancer Europe to shape the future of international cooperative clinical trials and collaboration between two organizations.