Astellas believes that by working together and developing meaningful relationships with patient advocacy organizations, we can achieve our shared vision of improving the overall healthcare experience for patients and caregivers.

In collaboration with advocacy organizations across a variety of disease states, we work to uncover and understand the unique perspective of patients and their caregivers, and to connect them to a variety of emotional and practical support resources. This work starts early in the research phase by exploring ways to include this insight in the early design and execution of clinical trials.

We regularly bring together advocacy organizations to help bolster dialogue on how to elevate the patient’s voice in health care decision-making, improve access to care, and we strive to serve as a resource to the advocacy community. Change Together is one channel that curates patient-focused resources for the advocacy community.

Our relationships with advocacy organizations are built on an independent, mutually respectful, and authentic foundation. Astellas is committed to working with patient organizations in compliance with relevant laws, local regulations, and rules and guidelines of the pharmaceutical industry.