Would you like the advice of a patient advocate on your research project? We can review your lay abstract, listen to your “elevator talk,” provide input into your research design, and help in a variety of ways. Several local advocates have served on national review panels and are willing to share their experience and expertise with you. Please contact Bob Riter for more information.


We offer regular seminars throughout the year – open to everyone – that describe cancer research in lay language. Many are led by doctoral students and others are led by established researchers and clinicians at Cornell and elsewhere.

In the Spring semester, we offer a class that combines cancer research seminars with sessions designed to teach science communication to students. This is part of a four course curriculum on science communication and community engagement.

Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Resource Center and Cornell Work/Life sponsor a cancer support group that meets the second Wednesday of each month from Noon – 1:00 in Weill Hall 321. Open to faculty, staff, students, and retirees who have been diagnosed with or have cancer are welcome. For more information, contact Monica Vakiner or Bob Riter.


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