Alliances and Coalitions

Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care - To ensure psychosocial care is integrated into the medical standard of care for people with cancer.

Cancer Leadership Council - The Cancer Leadership Council (CLC) was formed in 1993 by eight cancer patient organizations that wished to voice the concerns of cancer survivors during the debate on reform of the health care system. At that time, the CLC focused on initiatives that would guarantee cancer survivors access to high quality care provided by cancer specialists.
Over the last eight years, the CLC has grown to 33 groups as additional cancer patient organizations, professional societies, and research organizations have joined the CLC's collective policy and advocacy efforts. The agenda of the CLC is set by the participating organizations, and CLC positions represent the consensus of the groups. The CLC participants bring diverse points of view to the group, and the activities and issues that engage the CLC have broadened. Despite the CLC's expanded numbers and activities, however, the CLC agenda remains patient-centered.

American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer - The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Young Adult Alliance - The Young Adult Alliance is a coalition of organizations with the goal to improve the survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40. The Alliance is committed to promoting research and the investigation of the problem, serving as a voice for the issue and promoting effective solutions.

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