Only continued investment in innovation can ensure future cancer treatment breakthroughs, and only continued innovation in care delivery and payment will ensure patient access to these breakthroughs.

Project Innovation is committed to:

  • Investing in research to ensure the future of cancer treatment breakthroughs
  • Assuring that patients have full access and benefit from these advances through innovation in care delivery and payment

Project Innovation is a national movement designed to accelerate the pace of medical discovery in cancer, develop methods of providing access and affordability of those treatments to patients of all demographics and geographies quickly and safely, and ultimately improve quality of patient and caregiver lives.

This groundbreaking initiative brings together patient advocates, health care professionals, biomedical researchers, medical innovators, payers, policymakers, and thought leaders to harness the power of all Americans to transform cancer care and delivery.

The National Patient Advocate Foundation and its partners launched Project Innovation in June 2014. One of our first projects, Securing the Future of Innovation in Cancer Treatment, identified institutional, regulatory, and funding factors responsible for driving up costs and delaying the development of new cancer therapies. We have built on this foundation to continue bringing communications, policy, and best practices perspectives to examining key issues, including patient access to optimal therapy, cost of care, innovative payment, and delivery methods and shared decision making.

CIC Members:

  • National Patient Advocate Foundation (Manager)
  • American Brain Tumor Association
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
  • CancerCare
  • Cancer Support Community
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Community Oncology Alliance
  • Council for Affordable Health Coverage
  • CureSearch for Children's Cancer
  • FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
  • Friends of Cancer Research
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
  • LUNGevity Foundation
  • Men's Health Network
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Personalized Medicine Coalition
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Sarcoma Foundation of America
  • US Oncology
  • ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer

Industry Supporters:

  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Genentech
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Amgen

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For additional information, please contact the National Patient Advocate Foundation at 202-347-8009.

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