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Well-known Breast Cancer Advocate, Jamie Holloway, to Give Seminar Tomorrow

Hi Colleague,

On April 19, the Cancer Community at Illinois will be launching a new core thematic area—Cancer Research Advocacy Group (CRAG)—being organized by Drs. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan and Erik Nelson. CRAG is designed to promote interaction between cancer survivors, researchers and clinicians. This community-based group will aid in enhanced research outcomes that are based on survivor/advocate and clinician feedback. These requirements are being increasingly required by Komen, DoD and other agencies and can truly make our research better.

As a kick-off event, I am pleased to invite you to meet Dr. Jamie Holloway, our inaugural speaker, Illinois alumnus, and patient advocate in Washington, D.C. She will provide insights on her experiences working with cancer advocacy groups. Holloway brings her unique perspective of being both a breast cancer researcher and a breast cancer survivor to the discussions.

Dr. Holloway’s talk, “The Role and Benefits of Working with Cancer Advocacy Groups” is scheduled for Noon at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Room 3269 (3rd Floor Tower Room). I invite you to come hear how working with cancer advocates can enhance your research and funding opportunities.

If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact Dr. Margaret Browne Huntt.


Rohit Bhargava
Faculty Coordinator, Cancer Community at Illinois