The President's Cancer Panel Process

The President's Cancer Panel conducts a series of meetings on a selected topic to gather input from key stakeholders. The Panel forms its recommendations, and findings are presented to the President of the United States.

How does the Panel choose topics to examine?
The Panel considers issues critical to the National Cancer Program that are significant, timely, and manageable and that have potential to result in concrete, actionable recommendations. Conversations with stakeholders and partners in cancer-related organizations help to identify priority issues and potential focus areas.

Who implements the recommendations the Panel makes in its reports?
The Panel is an advisory committee and relies on stakeholders that have authority to implement recommendations.

How can I get involved with cancer research advocacy efforts in the federal government?
Advocates interested in participating in activities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that promote the collective patient perspective in research are encouraged to contact NCI's Office of Advocacy Relations.

Does the Panel update past reports?
The Panel typically does not revisit past topics or update previous reports.