Patient Advocate Committee

NRG Oncology Patient Advocate Committee

The Role of the Patient Advocate on NRG Oncology Committees
NRG Oncology patient advocates bring a patient-oriented viewpoint to the research process and communicate a collective patient perspective. Advocates evaluate and provide perspective on research proposals and ongoing research activities of the committees on which they serve. They improve clinical research feasibility by providing experiential knowledge of impacts on patients and serve as a critical reminder of the need for research focused on patient benefit and outcomes.


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PAC Member Information

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Members and NRG Oncology Committee Liaison Role


Mary Jackson Scroggins, Chair
Pat Halpin-Murphy, Co-Chair
Tom Simon, Co-Chair

Evelyn Smith DeMille, Cancer Prevention and Control
Wendy Ericsson, Uterine Corpus
Dorothy Erlanger, Older Adult Working Group/PCOR
Lynnette Fahnestock, Gastrointestinal
Sue Friedman, Breast/Cancer Prevention and Control
Kathleen Gavin, Ovarian/Developmental Therapeutics
Venus Ginés, Cervix/Human Research
Barbara C. Good, Operations Office liaison/Surgical Oncology
Pat Halpin-Murphy, Breast
Faye Hollowell, Health Disparities (Special Populations)
Barbara Ingalsbe, Sarcoma Working Group/Medical Oncology
Deborah Ann Miller, Communications/Rare Tumor/Surgical Oncology
Dellann Elliott Mydland, Brain
Laurel Pracht, Cancer Prevention and Control 
Louise F. Scott, Health Disparities (Special Populations)
Mary Jackson Scroggins, Gynecologic/Health Disparities (Special Populations)/Rare Tumor
Westley Sholes, Genitourinary
Tom Simon, Lung
Lisa Taylor, Data Monitoring

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