At Takeda Oncology, we put patients first and strive to build lasting relationships with people navigating a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers, to bring better health and a brighter future to patients locally and globally.

Our Patient Advocacy and Engagement team focuses on uncovering the unmet needs of the patient community and in turn mobilizing internal or external ways to address those needs and expectations. Our vision is that people with cancer and those who care for them have the skills, courage and knowledge to navigate the healthcare system in order to effectively advocate and access optimal care and outcomes. We are committed to working with the patient community to advance shared priorities.

We are committed to building sustainable relationships with the patient community which are based on transparency and mutual respect. Building trust with society is a core principle of Takeda and it is part of our philosophy. We respect the autonomy and mission of the patient community and will not seek to influence or bias their objectives.

We engage in a series of signature advocacy programs and activities, including leading Patient and Caregiver Leadership Councils, providing charitable support for educational programs developed by cancer advocacy organizations and publishing patient education resources that are co-created with the patient community.

Understanding the experiences and challenges that patients face helps us bring better medicines to patients. We work hand in hand with the Takeda Research & Development team to integrate patients’ perspectives and needs throughout the drug development process.

As we bring potential new medicines into clinical trials, we engage patients to provide input on which outcome measures would be most meaningful and how the study protocol would impact their day-to-day lives. This process not only speeds the delivery of novel treatments, but also ensures that those treatments are the right ones—the most needed ones—for patients.