Help improve cancer clinical trials – the source of all new cancer treatments – by sharing perspectives from your unique community.

SWOG Cancer Research Network is part of the oldest and largest publicly funded cancer research network in the United States, and is recruiting patient advocates for a new program. SWOG is recruiting five volunteer community advocates that will bring diverse perspectives to its cancer clinical trials and is seeking an African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Latinx advocate, as well as a military veteran and a metastatic cancer survivor.

Community Advocate Position Description

For more information about SWOG, contact patient advocate liaison Wendy Lawton at (503) 348-8675 or


Thank you for your interest in the SWOG Cancer Research Network’s Community Advocate program. Please complete the application below in its entirety to receive consideration as a SWOG Community Advocate.

  • Please describe your experience with cancer, noting the specific cancer diagnosis(es) and your relationship to these cancers - patient, caregiver of cancer survivor, family or friend of cancer survivor.
  • You may check any box where you have experience with cancer in that community.
  • Please summarize your cancer community advocacy experience, highlighting your most important contributions and the impact of your involvement.
  • Describe challenges your community faces regarding cancer clinical trials. How have you been able to lead the community to address one or more of these challenges?
  • Please attach a resume that shows your cancer advocacy, community advocacy, professional experience, and any related recognition.
  • Please provide one letter of reference that supports your candidacy for a SWOG community advocate role.