Community Advocacy

Lilly Oncology is grateful to work with leading patient advocacy and medical organizations to help raise awareness about cancer, educate the public, support cancer research, and influence change in public policy. Above all, we’re determined to support those who face cancer every day—those who are fighting the disease and those who care for them.


American Cancer Society®

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to attacking cancer from every angle by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from the disease. Through research, education, advocacy, and service, this organization supports people with cancer and their caregivers through treatment and recovery.


Founded in 1944, CancerCare is a national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer. Its comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online, and in person; educational workshops; publications; and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. was founded in 1998 by CancerCare to be a source of support and information for lung cancer patients and their loved ones.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, hospitals and clinics, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline (888-793-9355), produces award-winning educational resources, conducts cutting edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients, and advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. CSC also operates, a personalized digital community of 35,000 users that enables individuals to connect with friends and family to receive social, emotional, and practical support during their cancer experience. For more information, visit So that no one faces cancer alone®.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF offers free assistance to patients nationwide, delivering compassionate, effective interventions that address access and affordability issues, earning the organization its ninth consecutive Four Star Charity Rating by Charity Navigator and the 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young adults affected by breast cancer and the people who support them. YSC offers free educational resources, online and in-person support networks, and opportunities to connect to others.


METAvivor is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that funds vital research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients like you. Its mission is to transition MBC from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

For over 25 years, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has provided programs and services that connect people to trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Living Beyond Breast Cancer serves people with all stages of breast cancer, developed with the help of trusted medical experts, professional caregivers and people just like you. Programs and services are available online, in print, by phone, and in person. They include the comprehensive website LBBC.ORG and national conferences, webinars, web streamed panels, educational brochures, a Breast Cancer Helpline, and advocacy programs. is a patient-centric resource for breast cancer information and support. It engages, educates, and empowers women and men with expert information and a dynamic peer support community, so that they may make the best decisions for their lives.


SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast or ovarian cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. Its mission is to connect women wherever they are with peers who understand what they’re going through, creating a nationwide community where no one has to face breast or ovarian cancer alone. SHARE’s free services, provided in both English and Spanish, include national helplines, support groups, expert-led educational programs, clinical trial assistance, community outreach, corporate education, advocacy opportunities, caregiver support, and survivor-patient navigation.


Sharsheret is a national organization supporting young women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Its mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. While its expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a national, non-profit, patient-led advocacy organization that educates patients about their disease and how to participate in treatment decisions; empowers patients to share their story so others will understand the needs of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer; and advocates and provides funds for focused research that lengthens lives and improves quality of life.

Lung Cancer

American Lung Association®

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The Lung Association is committed to defeating lung cancer and supporting those affected by it. Through its strategic cause initiative, LUNG FORCE, the organization has three priorities: 1) Make lung cancer a cause that people care about—and act on; 2) Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers; and 3) Raise critical funds for lung cancer research.

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer works to change the reality of living with lung cancer by ending stigma, increasing public and private research funding, and ensuring access to care.

LUNGevity Foundation®

LUNGevity is focused on changing outcomes for people living with lung cancer through research, education, and support. LUNGevity strategically funds a robust portfolio of translational research to find lung cancer early and treat it more effectively. The organization also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through its extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person survivorship programs.

Stomach Cancer

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer®

Debbie’s Dream Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers.

Medical Societies and Organizations

American Association for Cancer Research®

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest scientific organization focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. AACR membership includes more than 42,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other healthcare professionals; and cancer advocates residing in 120 countries and territories around the world. The AACR convenes educational workshops, topical scientific conferences, and an Annual Meeting that draws more than 22,000 participants from the cancer research community. In addition, the organization publishes eight highly ranked, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR supports all forms of meritorious research from basic and translational to clinical and population science. The AACR also actively collaborates with cancer survivors, raises public awareness of the progress in and cause for hope in cancer research, and advocates for strong federal research funding.

American Society of Clinical Oncology®

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a diverse network of more than 45,000 oncology professionals dedicated to providing the highest-quality resources in education and policy, the pioneering of clinical research, and above all, advancing care for people living with cancer. Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, raises funds to support the world's leading researchers who are improving treatments and discovering cures for patients around the world.

Association of Community Cancer Centers

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is the first organization to serve the entire oncology team, and represents a diverse network of 25,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 2,100 hospitals and practices nationwide. ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of how-to resources for the entire oncology care team. For more information, visit or call 301-984-9496. Follow ACCC on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; read its blog, ACCCBuzz; and tune in to its podcast, CANCER BUZZ.

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated solely to the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 6,500 lung cancer specialists across all disciplines in over 100 countries, forming a global network working together to conquer lung and thoracic cancers worldwide. The association also publishes the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the primary educational and informational publication for topics relevant to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. Visit for more information.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. By defining and advancing high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers around the world.

Friends of Cancer Research

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) drives collaboration among partners from every healthcare sector to power advances in science, policy, and regulation that speed life-saving treatments to patients. During the past 20-plus years, Friends has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of policies ensuring patients receive the best treatments in the fastest and safest way possible. Friends has been successful as a result of its ability to convene the right people at the right time and put forth revolutionary, yet realistic ideas. Friends continues to work with trusted partners in creating innovative solutions to overcome barriers standing in the way of conquering cancer.

Community Oncology Alliance

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and, most importantly, the patients they serve. COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. The mission of COA is to ensure that cancer patients receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care in their own communities. More than 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and deaths from the disease have been steadily declining due to earlier detection, diagnosis, and treatment. COA leads community cancer clinics in navigating an increasingly challenging environment to provide efficiencies, patient advocacy, and proactive solutions to Congress and policymakers.

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