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This Breast SPORE Advocacy Core (BSAC) was one of the first organized patient advocacy initiatives formally connected to an NCI-funded research program in the US. The Core is currently composed of a nucleus of 10 team members, who interact with the community on behalf of the SPORE. These individuals support Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE projects and cores by infusing relevant patient experiences into the SPORE, by addressing recurrent barriers to translational research, and by networking with various cancer and community organizations throughout the Bay Area and nationally. The Advocacy Core is a service-focused core providing a mutually rewarding experience for both advocates and SPORE investigators. These services are primarily focused around research support, education/outreach, tissue acquisition issues, clinical trials, and policy issues:
SPORE Advocates support Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE projects and cores by infusing relevant patient experiences into the SPORE, as well as by being service oriented and developing projects that can enhance the SPORE.
Opportunities to Work with SPORE Projects, contact Sarah Goins 502-2986 for more details
Educational forums are provided for Advocates and by Advocates to promote communication, education, and awareness between researchers and patient advocates.
Advocates provide Review and Commentary regarding Breast Cancer Research to further the translational goals of the SPORE and discuss important issues of Breast Cancer Research.