Stand Up To Cancer - Advocacy: Cancer Patient Advocate

Become an Advocate

Cancer advocates speak up for those who can’t. Bridging the gap between groundbreaking research and cancer patients, families, and caregivers, advocates bring a human element to cancer research, ensuring that the needs of the patient are always top-of-mind. Advocates help the cancer community navigate this often difficult landscape, and play a crucial role in creating a better future for all cancer patients.

CERTIFICATIONS

Patient Advocate Certification Board

Become a Board Certified Patient Advocate.
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RESEARCH ADVOCACY TOOLS

Cancer Information & Support Network

Web-based trainings for advocates who want to better understand research.
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Friends of Cancer Research Advocacy Education Program

Through this training program, advocates receive the tools necessary to effectively communicate with drug researchers, developers, and regulators.
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Research Advocacy Network

The Research Advocacy Network offers an Advocate Institute, resources and training materials.
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POLICY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office Of Advocacy Relations

The federal government’s principal conduit for engaging the cancer advocacy community. Advocates are kept abreast of NCI activity via a newsletter, webinars and special meetings. Advocates influence recommendations and policy issues that impact cancer research.
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Financial

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Financial Advocacy Bootcamp

The online course prepares advocates to help patients address issues of financial toxicity while navigating the complex healthcare system.
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From Our Collaborators

American Lung Association

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Lung Cancer Advocacy: LUNGevity

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Ovarian Cancer Advocacy: Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

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Pediatric Cancer Advocacy: St. Baldrick's Foundation

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