German Innovation Alliance Cancer & Brain e.V (DIK&G) is an association of patients with brain cancer, their relatives, doctors, scientists, self-help groups, public figures and companies. The DIK&G wants to create more awareness and education around cancers of the brain. The diagnosis and therapy of these diseases can be advanced in in future and the quality of life of those affected can be improved only with the attention, discussion and cooperation of all those affected. The focus is also on supporting innovative science projects, among other things.
Gemeinsam gegen Glioblastom (Together against Glioblastoma) was launched by yeswecan!cer and the Deutsche Innovationsbündnis Krebs & Gehirn e. V., chaired by Prof. Dr. Martin Glas, to meet two crucial needs of glioblastoma patients*: providing factual information and enabling community support.
Together against Glioblastoma operates a detailed information portal for those affected by this aggressive brain tumour and pursues the goal of better connecting patients and offering a platform for the voices of experts and those affected by the disease alike.
The Superheroes Fly Ahead initiative offers modern end-of-life care and services for young dying people and their relatives. Superheroes Fly Ahead was founded by the musician and presenter Dada Peng, who himself has lost several people to cancer and has been involved in modern hospice work for those affected for 20 years.
Dada Peng received an award for his work by the Deutsche Hospiz- und Palliativverband (German Hospice and Palliative Association) in 2020 and advises the Bundesverband Kinderhospiz (Federal Children's Hospice Association).
DKMS LIFE has been active as a non-profit limited company since 1995. The independent subsidiary of the blood donor organisation DKMS wants to give women with cancer hope and new courage to face life, among other things with the project “Look Good – Feel Better”, which offers free cosmetic seminars that are available online now.
Kurvenkratzer is an Austrian association that promotes the frank discussion of cancer. It does this through campaigns, events and recently with a podcast. The association runs a platform that invites people to share their cancer stories. Whether as a blog, comment or video: No matter how you talk about cancer, the main thing is that you do it.
Firefighters are lifesavers, but they have an increased risk of cancer. Heldenhilfe e.V. supports firefighters with cancer and their families during the difficult time surrounding this disease. After seeing how powerless and alone those affected feel after their diagnosis, the siblings Fabian and Jasmin Brunke founded the association in Dortmund in May 2021 following the death of their father Bernd from cancer.
Jung und Krebs e.V. is a non-profit self-help association from Freiburg, which works to meet the needs of young people in the South Baden area who have cancer or are recovering from cancer. The association hosts community activities such as health-promoting workshops and excursions for those affected and their relatives. Donations are used for fulfilling the wishes of people who are currently in a difficult phase of life due to illness.
Nationally, the association has partnerships with other patient organisations, the business community and various health professions to sustainably improve the care structure for young adults with cancer.