Patient Advocacy and Consumer Engagement

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We’re committed to working together with patient advocates and consumers* in our shared mission to improve quality of life for people affected by cancer.

MASCC Consumer Engagement Committee

Committee Membership

The MASCC Consumer Engagement Committee was established in 2020 to build a framework for meaningful consumer engagement at MASCC.

The committee aims to provide a platform for patients’ lived experiences to inform MASCC’s activities and resources. This assists in promoting MASCC as a thought leader in cancer research and policy development for healthcare; increases awareness of supportive care, and develops strategies to increase membership and involvement through meaningful consumer engagement.

MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting

Patient Advocates who work or volunteer for a recognized cancer patient advocacy organization are invited to attend our Annual Meeting free of charge.

To qualify for “Patient Advocate” registration, individuals must not qualify for any other MASCC meeting registration category. Patient advocacy work in this context should be of and for the following purposes:

  • Provide input to programs, services, information, and/or support for people affected by cancer, and
  • Have a non-professional membership and do not offer continuing medical education (CME) or scientific programs for professional.

For more information about Patient Advocacy registration, eligibility, and the application process, click here.

Educational Materials

Our 2021 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting featured two sessions highlighting the importance of patient advocacy. You can watch these sessions in full below:

Get in Touch

For more information about our work with patient advocates, please contact


*MASCC recognizes the term ‘Consumer’ is used in various parts of the world. A ‘Consumer’ is anyone affected by cancer or providing care for someone who has cancer.