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Patient Advocacy

My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
Cancer BiomarkersPatient AdvocacyPatient Stories
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
Patients Fighting for Affordable Cancer Drugs
Financial SupportPatient Advocacy
After facing the potential financial burden of his own medical bills, cancer survivor David Mitchell founded Patients for Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization aimed to control the cost of drugs and make them affordable for patients with cancer.
Breast Cancer Options: Hope Nemiroff Spreading Hope to Other Patients
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Hope Nemiroff’s inability to easily get answers to some of her questions during her breast cancer experience led her to establish Breast Cancer Options, which offers free services, education, and advocacy to patients with breast cancer.
This Is What Lung Cancer Looks Like
Lung CancerPatient AdvocacyPatient Stories
Hildy Grossman describes her struggle with the stigma linked to a lung cancer diagnosis and her work, through Upstage Lung Cancer and music, to educate the public about lung cancer.
Patient Advocacy: Pay It Forward
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru stresses the importance of paying it forward and sharing your knowledge with others in regard to patient advocacy.
What Discussions Should Patients Have with Caregivers and Healthcare Providers Before Beginning Treatment?
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru believes that a cancer diagnosis affects a person's entire family and support network, and notes that there are various ways for patients with cancer to involve and inform their families about their treatment.
The Benefit of Connecting with Advocacy Groups
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru describes how patients can benefit from becoming involved in patient advocacy.
The Road to Becoming a Patient Advocate
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru provides some direction for people who are interested in becoming a patient advocate.
What Is a Patient Advocate?
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru explains the role of the patient advocate and what inspired him to become one.
My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesCancer Biomarkers
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
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