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What is Research Advocacy?

Lung cancer treatment and research have been evolving rapidly in the past two decades. As a result, lung cancer now has a growing group of people who are able to advocate for their own lung cancer care (or for their loved ones), and have lived long enough to become advocates for others living with the disease.

There are many ways to advocate within and for the lung cancer community. This website aims to clarify the differences between them and highlight one type called research advocacy, which is the focus of STARS. Research advocates are people with a personal connection to cancer who are passionate about helping research generate meaningful outcomes for patients and their families.

You can learn more about the types of cancer advocacy and see examples of research advocacy using the buttons below (or navigate to those pages using the menu).

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