We’re Here for Patients
Digestive Cancers Europe is an umbrella organisation aiming to better the quality of life of patients and save lives across Europe. We work to strengthen our local Members – patient organisations on a country or regional level – to offer the best direct patient support possible.
DiCE Clinical Trial Database
Are you looking for an innovative treatment for bowel, liver, pancreatic or another type of digestive cancer? Look at our Clinical Trials Database and explore the existing possibilities.
Current Research – Survey on the Unmet Needs of Patients Living with Oesophageal or Gastric Cancer
Below, patients share their unique journeys.
DiCE believes it is only through incorporating the patient voice throughout all diagnositc and treament experiences, that we will have real change that betters the quaity of life for all European patient and saves lives.
By the end of 2000 I felt very tired. Urges of going to the bathroom were sudden and harder to control. I also often felt very sleepy during the da...
Dr Daksha Trivedi is a Senior Researcher in Public Health at the University of Hertfordshire in England. Daksha was diagnosed with oesophageal canc...
Dave Chuter, active patient advocate was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2006. Following successful treatment, he returned to work and alongsi...
I’m Stefan. I’m the co-founder and CEO of Digestive Cancers Europe. For Cancer Survivors day June 7, I would like to share my story with you. I...
No-one expects to get cancer. No matter what the statistics show, very few people relate the figures to themselves and, I must admit, it was the sa...
Until April 29th, 1999, when I was 45, I was absolutely convinced I had the lease of eternal life. I had a sweet daughter , a careful husband and a...
I was asked this question by my new doctor the first time that I saw her after I retired. I had been a healthy, enthusiastic athlete who did not ha...
“When I was first diagnosed with colon cancer it was quite complicated because I did not know what I had…” Listen to Celeste̵...
I first realised something was wrong when – at 28 years old – I collapsed. It was 2005, and I was taken to hospital for several tests after it ...
Find your local patient organization
Local digestive cancer patient organizations will help you finding the best support in your country.
Discuss with other patients
Talking to other digestive cancer patients can help a lot. You can find tips and tricks, or simply get some relief while talking to other patients with similar problems.