On 7 July, it was announced that BCW Brussels has won the "Excellence in Communicating and Using Data" Award at PMLive Communiqué 2022 together with its partner European Cancer Organisation for the #TimeToActCancer campaign that highlights the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is estimated that, in 2020, 1 million cancers have not been diagnosed and over 100 million screenings have not been performed. Across Europe, the information on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer was scattered and difficult to access, making policy action complex and uncertain.
In this context, BCW Brussels established ‘Time To Act’, a policy campaign to help stakeholders understand the holistic impact of COVID-19 on cancer and ensure that it is integrated into cancer care policy across Europe.
Together with the European Cancer Organisation, BCW Brussels created the ‘Time To Act’ Data Navigator and designed an ecosystem of creative assets and engagement opportunities to connect stakeholders and facilitate knowledge and best practice exchange. ‘Time To Act’ provides a unique opportunity to support cancer advocacy during and beyond the pandemic. It equips media with accessible, peer-reviewed data to elevate the need for policy action and helps inform robust policy initiatives that can improve the lives of cancer patients, one of the most vulnerable patient communities during the pandemic. Our campaign has informed policy discussions at the highest levels of government across Europe, demonstrating the value of our influential data-sharing resource beyond borders, cultures and languages.