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.