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.


Patient Advocate Certification Board

Become a Board Certified Patient Advocate.
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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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Project TEACH

Project TEACH empowers Black women through education and outreach to participate in and effectively engage with researchers and clinicians to increase participation of Black women in cancer clinical trials.
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Cancer Information & Support Network

Web-based trainings for advocates who want to better understand research.
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Research Advocacy Network

The Research Advocacy Network offers an Advocate Institute, resources and training materials.
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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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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 health care 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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