Bettina Ryll

Melanoma Patient Network Europe

Bettina Ryll founded the Melanoma Patient Network Europe in 2011. Bettina holds a medical degree and a Phd in biomedical sciences and the experience of her husband participating in several clinical trials after having been diagnosed with metastatic Melanoma at the age of 36 ultimately changed her perspective on clinical research. She strongly advocates for patient-centered trial designs and innovation-sustaining drug developments concepts integrating wide-spread early access to innovative oncology drugs with systematic learning and continuous evaluation. Bettina is also going to be the next chair of the ESMO cancer patient working group, the first time that this position will be held by a non-oncologist.