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National Cancer Institute

For Advocates

This page provides numerous cancer-related resources for advocates. For information regarding cancer types, treatment, clinical trials and links to other National Cancer Institute resources, please go to the NCI home page.

  • Making a Difference in Cancer
    This booklet is designed for survivors, family members, and their friends. It provides an overview of the potential benefits of involvement in activities that “give back” to the community, as well as the ways in which one can become involved in those activities.
  • National Cancer Institute/CARRA Program
    This Web site provides information about opportunities for consumer advocates to participate in research and other NCI sponsored activities.
  • National Cancer Institute/Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG)
    The DCLG is an advisory group that makes recommendations to the Director of NCI, from the perspective and viewpoint of cancer consumer advocates on a wide variety of issues, programs and research priorities. This group serves as a channel for consumer advocates to voice their views and concerns.

Key survivorship-related reports from the past 10 years that have helped shape survivorship research and practice.

  • ASCO Clinical Practice Follow-Up Guidelines exit disclaimer
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) practice recommendations for specific areas of cancer.
  • NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship exit disclaimer
    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN’s) survivorship guidelines, which focus on eight common impacts of cancer diagnosis and treatment, and include a sample assessment tool. NCCN is an alliance of 23 cancer centers around the country.