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.


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
Dorothy Erlanger, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Protocol Support
Sue Friedman, Cancer Prevention and Control/Breast
Kathleen Gavin, Ovary/Developmental Therapeutics
Venus Ginés, Cervix
Barbara C. Good, Surgical Oncology
Pat Halpin-Murphy, Breast
Faye Hollowell, Health Disparities (Special Populations)
Barbara Ingalsbe, Sarcoma Working Group/Medical Oncology
Christine Lantier, Head and Neck
Deborah Ann Miller, Surgical Oncology/Rare Tumors
William Palos, Genitourinary
Laurel Pracht, Cancer Prevention and Control 
Cynthia Rixey Scott, Brain
Louise F. Scott, Health Disparities (Special Populations)
Mary Jackson Scroggins, Gynecologic Oncology/Health Disparities (Special Populations)/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Tom Simon, Lung
Lisa Taylor, Endometrial/Translational Science
Kristen A. Zarfos, Gastrointestinal


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