Educated patient advocates provide a unique perspective which cannot be duplicated by others. They are the ones who ultimately receive health care services and along with their families, are required to engage and navigate the complexities of the health insurance system. They have no agenda in the scientific community other than looking for the best science; they have no conflict of interest. Their perspective cannot be duplicated by the doctors who care for them or the scientists who search for answers, even if these doctors and scientists too are patients.
Every December, ABCF holds a patient advocate training program as part of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
We are currently seeking applicants for this scholarship opportunity. To learn more about the program and to apply click here.