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Review for Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, Washington, DC, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund is a vital hub that connects us to reliable, deeply helpful resources that actually frame cancer issues and interventions in their full context, with patient advocacy in mind. CPTF’s tireless research and advocacy benefits cancer patients, family caregivers, clinicians, and patient advocates, as well as journalists, regulators, and policymakers. Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund has supported countless communities affected by cancer over the years, with 3 particular strengths:

(1) I trust CPTF because they know that “cancer prevention” must be about stopping cancer where it starts, wherever we can--not only generating better information about cancer’s causes and effects , but actually acting on this data!

(2) I feel heard and represented by CPTF because they know that “cancer treatment” must be higher quality, more affordable, and humane for everyone dealing with a diagnosis—cancer treatments should actually work to extend and improve life, without bankrupting families or adding more barriers to an already unequal healthcare system.

(3) CPTF works to correct misconceptions and health inequities, while doing what patient advocates have long hoped for: connecting traditionally-separate fields of cancer prevention and cancer treatment on behalf of health justice for all people.

As both a cancer caregiver and health communication professional, I support CPTF and regularly use and turn to their materials and resources, and hope you will choose to do so too!

- Marie Garlock, PhD, Health Communication Educator and Cancer Caregiver

Role:  Client Served