Spotlight on Patient Advocacy Pavilion at the ASCO Annual Meeting 

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The ASCO-sponsored Patient Advocacy Booth, located near the entrance of the Oncology Professionals Hall at the ASCO Annual Meeting, is designed to give 26 nonprofit patient advocacy organizations an opportunity to promote their programs, services, and resources to the professional oncology community. Established in 1992, this booth serves as a place where participants can display materials and where meeting attendees and patient advocates can network and exchange information.

Valuing Patient Advocacy

“The visibility and placement that ASCO offers their nonprofit partners through the Oncology Professionals Hall provides maximum exposure to the thousands of individuals representing oncologists, cancer centers, corporate partners, and other nonprofits,” said Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “Additionally, ASCO offers advocates several learning and networking opportunities outside of the exhibit hall, including a Patient Advocate Lounge, Research Review Sessions, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation Patient Advocate Scholarship Program. ASCO illustrates the value they place on patient advocacy—which makes the Annual Meeting a priority for us each year.”

There are also nearly 30 additional patient advocacy organizations that exhibit at the ASCO Annual Meeting. Along with the ASCO-sponsored Patient Advocacy Booth, these exhibits make up the Patient Advocacy Pavilion of the Oncology Professionals Hall. For a list of all exhibiting organizations, visit

To learn more about ASCO programs for patient advocates, visit ■

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