Patient Outreach

Patient Advisory Panel

HOPA Patient Advisory Panel Members – 2021-2022

HOPA’s Patient Outreach Committee (POC) is pleased to announce the first-ever HOPA Patient Advisory Panel. Throughout their term, the Panel will be charged to review HOPA’s programming, initiatives, policies, and publications to ensure these resources meet the needs of their primary audiences and provide a patient perspective.

HOPA is grateful to the Panel, which consists of patients and/or survivors who have been impacted by cancer and blood diseases. Please read their biographies for a deeper (and often personal) reason for their selection as HOPA Patient Advisory Panelists.




Patient Advocacy Town Hall – A Night of Patient Advocacy

HOPA’s 2021 Annual Conference included a session with representatives from six cancer patient advocacy organizations. The goal of the session was to better educate HOPA members about the opportunities that exist within patient advocacy organizations in order to better inform their patient care. During the session, the representatives spoke about what their organizations offer patients, caregivers, and survivors in the areas of creating community, unique tools & resources, and financial & emotional support.


Click here, to read summaries of the six participating organizations representing CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PAN Foundation, SITC, and Stupid Cancer.