Harpenden man representing charity on cancer expert board
PUBLISHED: 09:39 18 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:39 18 April 2019
A Harpenden man was invited to join experts on a brand new body to improve the lives of people with a certain rare cancer.
Stephen Scowcroft represented charity Lymphoma Action at the inaugural meeting of the European Lymphoma Community Advisory Board (CAB) in Brussels.
The Lymphoma-specific CAB aims to represent everyone affected by the disease in all stages of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare across Europe.
Stephen is the charity's head of business development: “Our involvement means we can influence developments in lymphoma research and treatment; make that treatment more accessible and affordable for those that need it and raise awareness of lymphoma amongst healthcare professionals - who may only see one or two cases of lymphoma during their career, despite its prevalence.”
More generally, CABs exist to empower people living with specific, rare health conditions.
Lymphoma begins in the lymphocytes, but can spread to the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow.
Visit www.lymphoma-action.org.uk to find out more.