Courtney Preusse, diagnosed with early-stage ER+ breast cancer in 2005 and recurred at Stage 4 in 2018, has been engaged as a patient advocate and partner in research for over a decade. She works and volunteers for the Fred Hutch and other local, national and international organizations to help shape, broaden and strengthen discussions on prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship. Courtney has served on panels for the FDA Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee, US Department of Defense and New York Academy of Medicine. She is a member of the European School of Oncology breast cancer program and West Coast Affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition and a Patient Ambassador for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She served as committee chair for the YSC’s Research Think Tank held in 2014. She is a graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD training programs and AACR’s Scientist-Survivor Program. Courtney believes that it is only through open dialogue and partnership with multiple stakeholders that we can improve upon the quality and clinical relevance of research and better inform healthcare decisions.