The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of a select group of volunteers as its Research Advocates. These dedicated individuals are patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and advocates committed to identifying and funding innovative lung cancer research.
This group is tasked with playing a significant role in determining areas of research to fund, drafting requests for proposals (RFPs), reviewing, and providing input on grant applications, and supporting education, awareness, and funding efforts.
“It is important to include the patient voice in everything we do as an organization,” remarked Aubrey Rhodes, LCRF’s Executive Director. “Patient involvement in the decision-making process surrounding LCRF’s research investments ensures funding for the most promising projects with the greatest potential impact on patient outcomes.”
“At its core, research is about creating better outcomes for patients, so enabling us to participate in the process – from prioritizing areas of research to focus on through helping identify the most promising grant submissions – will help advance research that has the greatest chance of changing people’s lives,” says Bruce Dunbar, LCRF board member, chair of LCRF’s Corporate Development Committee, and Research Advocate. “The scope of innovative thinking and high-potential research in lung cancer science today is unprecedented and I’m excited to work with this prestigious group to advance the research in patient-centric ways.”