BETHESDA, Md--The NCI is calling for nominations for a new initiative--the
Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG). This group will help the NCI
increase the representation of the cancer advocacy community on NCI advisory
committees and increase the involvement of consumer advocates in program
and policy development.
It will consist of 15 consumer advocates brought together from many
advocacy communities. To be eligible for the DCLG, a nominee must be involved
in the cancer experience as a cancer survivor, a person affected by the
suffering and consequences of cancer, or a professional/volunteer who works
with survivors or those affected.
Nominations can be made by organizations, including local/regional and
national groups, or by individuals, including self-nominations.
For more information and to receive a nomination package, send your
name, advocacy organization affiliation (if any), and address to the Office
of Liaison Activities, NCI, c/o Palladian Partners, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 440W, Bethesda, MD 20814. Fax: 301-986-5047. Nominations must be
postmarked by September 15, 1997.