Patient Advocacy

Did you know there is another way to continue to celebrate your survivorship and help other patients?

Join CPAN!

CPAN stands for COA Patient Advocacy Network. CPAN Advocates — including patients, survivors, caregivers, nurses, pharmacists, oncologists, and more — share powerful personal stories so elected officials understand the importance of local, affordable, and accessible cancer care close to where they live and work. CPAN is committed to raising awareness of community oncology practices like ours and the issues that affect us. Our local CPAN chapter meets about once a quarter. We have had a variety of events in the past:

  • Educational events (including monthly webchats from various speakers, our recent clinical trials event)
  • Lobbying our representatives in Washington D.C.

  • Participating in the National COA Conference

  • Setting up tables at other local events (survivorship day, Auburn Doubledays, etc.)

  • "Sit In My Chair" with both state and federal representatives (unique event that involves bringing people to our practice to experience what a cancer patient goes through)

If you would like more information or to be added to the CPAN email list, please email Chelsea Klock, RN, OCN, our CPAN Chapter Advocacy Leader at

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join us! 


Community Oncology Patient Advocacy Network was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable, quality care for all cancer patients. CPAN members include patients in active treatment, cancer survivors, professional caregivers, family members, medical and oncology professionals, and members of the general community.

Our local chapter was launched in 2016.