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Patient Advocacy

The Cancer Connection

The UC Irvine Cancer Connection is a patient advocacy group that provides information and resources to patients and their families as they undergo treatment and recovery.  The Cancer Connection seeks to raise public awareness about important cancer issues, such as the need for cancer support services, education, and research.  Our Cancer Connection patient advocates bring a non scientific viewpoint to the research process and communicate a collective unique patient perspective.  The Cancer Connection members are chosen for their personal cancer experience, outstanding people skills and ability to handle issues in a quick and positive manner.

Our Mission

  • Assist cancer patients and their families as they consider and undergo treatment for cancer
  • Provide up-to-date information and resources to empower patients to participate in their plan to recovery
  • Give ongoing help in a positive, caring and compassionate manner
  • Develop funding sources to support patient based programs

The resource center for patients and family members is located on the first floor of the cancer center (Building 23). It is open from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. The resource center contact is Valerie Wilcox, 714.456.6742, vwilcox@uci.edu.

To learn more about UC Irvine Cancer Connection:
Richard Norwood (Chair) 949.350.2049 rdn@astonroberts.com
We meet quarterly at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


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