Patient Advocates Working Group Chair
Bettina Ryll is a patient advocate and founding member of the Independent Melanoma Community Advisory Board. A qualified doctor, with a PhD in molecular biology, she gained a deeper insight into the reality of cancer, and fighting cancer, when her husband Peter was diagnosed with advanced melanoma. She now uses that insight to help others.
She holds a MBBS and PhD in Biomedical Sciences- Molecular Biology with special interest in gene regulation and the interface of Molecular Biology and Medicine.
She is the founder of new network of European Melanoma patient advocates with the aim to systematically and pragmatically address the problems the European Melanoma community is facing in a constructive, result-orientated and collaborative manner, in particular patient participation in clinical research, patient-centred clinical trial design and alternative licensing models.