The Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Patient Advocate Scholarship Program enables advocates to attend ASCO meetings so they may further educate themselves on important advances in their areas of interest. The scholarship program is one of many programs ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation provide for advocates, helping them to be even more effective in understanding and communicating research and information on cancer. Patient advocates often apply the knowledge and education they gained from attending ASCO meetings when they participate in various advocacy related roles and activities. Advocates play an extremely important role as they work to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. For more information, visit www.cancer.net/advocacy-and-policy.
ASCO Staff Contact:
Jeannine Salamone, Communications and Patient Information Dept.
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