Elevating Survivorship

Elevating SurvivorshipAnyone who has been touched by cancer knows that life after a diagnosis is never the same.

Survivors face many challenges, and our health care system simply isn’t geared to help people live well after the treatments are completed.

Elevating Survivorship is a patient-led initiative to improve survivorship care in the United States. Through Elevate, NCCS highlights gaps in survivorship care, improves survivorship care at the local level, and educates audiences about the need for survivorship care.

What Can You Do?

Survey slide - What I Wish I Had Known


Elevating Survivorship Survey

NCCS fielded an online survey to understand cancer survivorship experiences across a range of cancer patients. Nearly 1,400 cancer survivors responded.

Learn about what we heard from cancer survivors. »


The Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT)

CPAT provides survivors and caregivers with tools and training to build upon their experiences to become effective advocates.

It’s FREE to join, and members receive updates from NCCS with advocacy opportunities, access to a closed Facebook group, training on public policy issues and advocacy skills, and an invitation to the CPAT Symposium and Hill Day in June 2020 in Washington, DC.

Become a CPAT Member »


Support our efforts to improve cancer survivorship.

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I wish that my health care team would address survivorship issues and long-term effects of my cancer diagnosis. At this point I am just told to call if there are any changes in the way that I feel, this leaves me feeling uneasy and uncertain about the future of my health.Survey Respondent
Grant funding for Elevating Survivorship provided by: Bristol-Myers Squibb, AbbVie, Janssen/Pharmacyclics, Takeda, Celgene, Novartis, and Eisai.

Learn more about the Elevating Survivorship initiative »