At Research Advocacy Network (RAN), we believe that infusing the research process with the patient experience will dramatically improve research and collapse the time it takes for research results to become standard practice.
Advocates channel the passion they have for making a difference for cancer patients into the research process by:
- Driving the questions research tries to answer
- Protecting the patients who participate in research
- Disseminating research results
We believe that patients and advocates can play valuable roles along the research continuum, from concept development to post-trial communications. Incorporating the patient voice in cancer research is intuitively important and has the potential to help research progress faster and further. Even post-research, patient and advocate participation can help smooth the transition of basic scientific discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about ways that Research Advocacy Network involves patients and communities, download our report "Involving Patients in Cancer Research: An Overview of Methods and Strategies Used By Research Advocacy Network (RAN)"