Being an advocate — thoughts on what it means

I am an advocate by surprise.  I believe I join a group of thousands, maybe millions who would say the same.

What Tony Crispino does to pass the time when he’s bored (NOT!)

Many readers may be interested in this article about Tony Crispino (a regular commentator on this web site) and his activities as a prostate cancer advocate. It appeared a few days ago in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

PCPC3 advocates for long-term funding increase for DoD PCRP

PCPC3 — the the patient-centered prostate cancer collaborative coalition — has just issued a detailed statement in strong support of an increase in the funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) within the US Department of Defense. … READ MORE …

Introducing PCPC3

The following statement was issued this morning by a new, patient-centric group of prostate cancer education, advocacy, and support organizations here in the USA. As indicated below, Prostate Cancer International — the parent organization behind The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink — is a founder member of the new group. … READ MORE …

The cost of drugs for the treatment of cancer — in the pressure cooker

According to an announcement this morning from The Mayo Clinic, a group of 118 leading cancer experts has drafted proposals for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based grassroots movement demanding action on the issue. … READ MORE …

In memoriam — Michael Katz, MBA

This has just a very little to do with prostate cancer but everything to do with cancer patient advocacy. … READ MORE …

Introduction of a proposed National Prostate Cancer Council Act

So, according to a communication to its members from the American Urological Association (AUA), U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D, CA) and Jeff Sessions (R, AL) have just introduced S. 2813, the National Prostate Cancer Council Act. … READ MORE …