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Role of advocates

Role of advocates

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SU2C is a national effort to raise substantial monies for ground-breaking translational cancer research that will accelerate advances in patient care as well as in cancer prevention. A program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, SU2C was established by a group of media, entertainment, and philanthropic leaders whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways. They have partnered with American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to provide expert scientific oversight of this important initiative.
SU2C is a national effort to raise substantial monies for ground-breaking translational cancer research that will accelerate advances in patient care as well as in cancer prevention. A program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, SU2C was established by a group of media, entertainment, and philanthropic leaders whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways. They have partnered with American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to provide expert scientific oversight of this important initiative.

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Published by: c3colorectal on May 28, 2008
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“Stand Up to Cancer” National Televised FundraiserIntegrating the Advocate Perspective into theSU2C Research Funding ProcessAdvocate Advisory Council
Stand Up To Cancer will bring together the best and brightest members of the cancerresearch and advocacy communities to work in a way that will transcend the barriersthat have traditionally inhibited creativity and collaboration.
Whether they are survivors, patients or family members, advocates provide a broadperspective of disease related issues important to their constituency. Advocatesunderstand what cancer research means to patients and their survival and theirquality of life.
Advocates will sit side-by-side with the scientists so their perspectives will beintegrated into the direction of the research we fund.
SU2C Advocate Advisory Council
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Leaders of about 25 key advocacy organizations will be invited to join
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Chairperson elected by majority vote of the Council
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Speak about the importance of cancer research
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Serve as a resource for the Stand Up To Cancer project by suggesting ways toenhance this national initiative
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Formulate an advocacy action plan for public awareness
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Annually elect two members to serve on the Blue Ribbon Scientific AdvisoryCommittee
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Annually elect two members to serve on Innovative Grants Subcommittee
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Recommend advocates to serve on Dream Teams
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Have the opportunity to attend the SU2C television program on September 5th
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Link to SU2C website and vice versa
“Blue Ribbon” Scientific Advisory Committee
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About fifteen highly accomplished, senior laboratory researchers andphysician-scientists
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 Two advocates, elected to serve one-year terms by the SU2C AdvocateAdvisory Council
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Determine the most promising scientific areas (particular organ sites and otherspecialized research areas) for potential funding of Dream Teams
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Select Dream Team Leaders and approve Dream Team membership
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Review and approve Dream Team research proposals, milestones, and budgets
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Review Dream Teams’ progress and make recommendations regardingadjustments in the funding (e.g., continuation, reduction) of individual Dream Teams
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Review the recommendations of the Innovative Grants Subcommittee(s) andselect a balanced portfolio of innovative funds
Criteria for selection:
In order to effectively and productively take part in the Stand up to Cancer ResearchFunding Process, it is vital that the advocates are not only leaders in a nationalorganization, but also have an understanding of key concepts of cancer research. Advocatemembers selected to the SU2C Advocate Advisory Council should:5.20.08, Page 1

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