Education


More people than ever before will receive information about the importance of clinical trials, early detection and cancer screening through a program which launched in 2012. The Clinical Trials Advocacy Program, funded through a program sponsorship from Amgen, trained advocates to educate individuals throughout central Illinois about the importance of clinical research with the goal of reducing barriers to trial participation.  For further information, please read our Clinical Trials Advocacy Brochure.  To view patients talking about the clinical trial experience, visit our YouTube channel.

The Foundation also sponsors “Advancing a Cure lectures throughout the year. These educational sessions, which feature physician panelists, focus on a variety of cancer-related topics. To receive notification of upcoming educational programs, please email info@illinoiscancer.com with your name, address, email address and phone number.

Previous Advancing a Cure lecture topics include:

–       Breast cancer and genetic testing

–       Managing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace

–       Prostate cancer

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