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December 25th, 2004 - Volume 26 - Issue 24
pp: 3-55

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Advocacy at a Crossroad—Which Way Will It Go?

Rosenthal, Eric T.

Oncology Times. 26(24):26-27, December 25th, 2004.

The cancer advocacy community is undergoing a disconcerting shakeup. Pharmaceutical companies that had promised funding have rescinded offers, and several prominent founders and leaders of advocacy groups have left, often suddenly and without explanation. Pharma is trying to find new mechanisms for grants; organizations are struggling and trying to reinvent themselves; and patient advocacy is not in a strong position to move forward.