A cancer survivor and advocate, Nancy Roach knows how to make a difference. Nancy has been involved with the colorectal cancer community since 1996 when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with rectal cancer, and was a co-founder of the Colon Cancer Alliance in 1999. She works with the gastrointestinal research community, government agencies, elected officials and corporations, always pushing on behalf of people touched by colorectal cancer. She is affiliated with the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Working Group GI Steering Committee and SPORE program, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for StandUp To Cancer along with the editorial board of the American Association of Cancer Research’s consumer magazine. She founded Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2005 in order to provide focus, infrastructure and support to the growing colorectal cancer advocacy movement. Nancy has been an active board member since 2005.
We are fortunate that Nancy Roach has agreed to serve as the Patient Advocate for the IOTN.