Friends of Cancer Research launched an online learning community, ProgressForPatients.org. The site is home to two new programs Friends has been developing over the course of the last year, Friends’ Advocacy Education and Advocacy Alliance.
“We set out to create an online community, a place where patients and their advocates who wish to bring their insight to the regulatory process can come together,” said Friends Vice President Ryan Hohman. “I think anyone interested in providing vital patient input in the drug development and approval process will find a helpful and welcoming community through ProgressForPatients.org.”
Friends created ProgressForPatients.org to provide patients, advocates, and caregivers with the tools to effectively communicate with researchers, developers, and regulators. The Advocacy Education program is a self-guided online learning platform aimed at educating our community about the importance of the FDA, its activities, drug development, and regulation.
In addition to the Advocacy Education program, Friends launched the Advocacy Alliance on ProgressForPatients.org. The Advocacy Alliance will serve as a portal for interested parties to stay informed on the most pressing policy issues, current proposals, and national priorities in regulatory science.
The Alliance will also provide resources and a platform for organizations to join Friends in engaging Congress and federal health agencies on the latest issues.