Elizabeth (Liz ) Frank was diagnosed with breast cancer seventeen years ago. She is the Lead Advocate for a group of breast cancer patient advocates at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, where she focuses on facilitating collaborations between advocates and researchers in clinical and translational research. Liz also serves as a patient advocate with several organizations that develop clinical trials, including the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC). She is a co-investigator on PCORI funded research projects as well as a PCORI Ambassador. As part of her work at Dana-Farber, Liz develops and coordinates educational materials and events for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Program. In addition to clinical trials, her research interests include the engagement of patient-stakeholders with researchers and interventions that seek to enhance the quality of patient/doctor communication and treatment-related decision making. In addition to Komen Advocates in Science, Liz is involved in projects with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance and the NBCC. She received a BA in Economics and an MA in program evaluation and education research.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
MBC Forum Series
A series of educational events to support the education and emotional health of patients living with MBC.Link to program
Thought Leader Interviews and Survey on the Current Landscape of MBC
Thought Leader Interviews and Survey on the Current Landscape of MBC includes quantitative and qualitative research focused on recent advances in MBC research, near-term impacts, new treatments, clinical trials, new technologies, roles for advocates in MBC research, and roles for the MBCA.Link to program
As a one-stop resource hub for breast cancer patients living with brain metastasis, we are committed to sharing cutting-edge information and resources in a simple format. Curated by fellow patients and supported by nonprofit funding, our mission is to connect you to knowledge and support tailored specifically to your needs.Link to program