We’re committed to working together with patient partners in our shared mission to improve quality of life for people affected by cancer.
MASCC Patient Partnership Committee
The MASCC Patient Partnership Committee was established in 2020 to promote and support MASCC’s meaningful engagement with people affected by cancer.
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.
Patient Partner Membership
MASCC offers “Patient Partner” memberships to eligible individuals who work or volunteer for a recognized cancer patient advocacy organization. To learn more about Patient Partner membership or download the application form, click here.
MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting
Patient Partners who work or volunteer for a recognized cancer patient advocacy organization are invited to attend our Annual Meeting with free registration.
To qualify for “Patient Partner” 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 professionals.
Our 2021 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting featured two sessions highlighting the importance of patient advocacy. You can watch these sessions in full below:
Wardill H, Cheung YT et al. Supportive Care in Cancer (2022).