BETHESDA, MdThe National Cancer Institute has opened its arms wider to the advocacy community with a new program called Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities, or CARRA. NCI plans to recruit 150 consumer advocates under the CARRA program who will serve 3-year terms. The advocates are to represent survivors’ concerns, provide their ideas and viewpoints directly to the NCI staff, and serve as links between the advocacy communities and the Institute.
CARRA advocates must be cancer survivors, or a family member or life partner of a person with cancer, or have been involved for 3 years or more in cancer activities. CARRA applications are available at http://liaison.cancer.gov/CARRA.