Only continued investment in innovation can ensure future cancer treatment breakthroughs. That's our misson.

Project Innovation is a national movement designed to accelerate the pace of medical discovery in cancer, deliver safe and effective breakthrough therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

Bringing together patient advocates, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, medical innovators, payers, policymakers and 21st century thinkers, this groundbreaking initiative harnesses the power of all Americans to change the face of cancer as we know it.

Launched in June 2014, Project Innovation follows the release of the National Patient Advocate Foundation’s report, Securing the Future of Innovation in Cancer Treatment, which identified institutional, regulatory and funding hurdles that are driving up the costs and delaying the development of new cancer therapies – factors that ultimately limit patient access to much needed treatment. To overcome these obstacles, the report provides a blueprint for action, suggesting policy solutions, research collaborations, data sharing concepts and funding options that can significantly advance innovation.

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

Industry Supporters:

  • Bristol Myers-Squibb
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Genentech
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Astra Zeneca

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