Board Member - European Cancer Patient Coalition
Is diagnostic information of value in health care practice ?
Thursday 16 May 11:30 - 12:20
Ken Mastris is a Board Member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition. He is a prostate cancer patient and patient advocate, committed to promote patients' equality in cancer treatment and better quality of life for cancer patients, in all of Europe. He is dedicated to patient advocacy and he aims to ensure that cancer patients receive the right treatment at the right time, without suffering any additional stress during complex medical procedures. He strongly believes in treating each patient as an individual, whose point of view and voice shall be carefully listened to by health professionals. Ken is also involved in educating men to recognise symptoms and signals of prostate cancer, in order to maximise the chances of early diagnosis. Before retiring in 2005, Ken worked in management for 43 years: he has been part of the Committee of management of Benenden Healthcare Society Limited and of the Board of Governors of the Hospital, but he has also been Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee and Director of the Friends of Benenden.