Resources for and about Research Advocates


Cancer Today (American Association for Cancer Research)

CURE Magazine

Articles of Interest

So you want to serve on a scientific review panel?
Bob Riter, Monica Vakiner, and Carole Baas (Cancer Today, AACR)

Cancer Research Advocacy: Past, Present and Future
Jane Perlmutter, Shannan K. Bell, and Gwen Darian (Cancer Research, 2013)

Scientists on Science (Lay language articles about cancer research from the AACR)

What is a Cancer Research Advocate?
Sanford James (Cancer.Net)

The Evolving Role of Patient Advocacy
Marci Landsmann (Cancer Today, AACR)

Advice from Advocates: How to Navigate the Annual Meeting
Bob Riter and Carole Baas (Cancer Today, AACR)

Tips to Interpret a Scientific Poster
Michelle A. Berny-Lang (AACR)

Other Resources

Advocacy: The Patient Voice in Cancer Research
A presentation by Carole Baas to Community-based cancer research presentations and discussions (BIOMS 5665) at Cornell University

Patient Advocacy Resource Guide (SWOG)

PIVOT – Patient and Investigator Voices Organizing Together
(from the University of Kansas Cancer Center, adapted from the Susan G. Komen Advocates in Science Toolkit)

Cancer Information and Support Network (CISN)

Research Advocacy Network

Cancer Immunotherapy and You Webinar Series (Cancer Research Institute)

Cancer Research Advocacy
A presentation by Jane Perlmutter to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

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