Alex Filicevas is a passionate cancer patient advocate focused on driving meaningful change in cancer research, policy and care. Alex is the Executive Director of the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition, President of All.Can International and a EUPATI fellow. He leads the efforts to foster an international community of strong bladder cancer patient advocates and organisations around the world, empowering patient voices across the research and care continuum.
Passionate about high-quality, equitable cancer care for all, and the role of efficiency in achieving it, he champions evidence generation and sharing and multi-stakeholder collaboration. Prior to his current roles, he was leading EU affairs work at Europe’s largest cancer patient umbrella organisation, where he focused on advocacy activities, capacity building and policy initiatives with a particular focus on overarching issues faced by cancer patients and their carers in Europe. As a healthcare consultant, Alex has supported a number of private and non-governmental organisations in successful advocacy efforts at the EU level on a range of disease areas and issue-specific public health challenges.
Updated: August 2021