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This week on 17 Minutes of Science: Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Patients and Researchers
Join us as we discuss with Kimberly Richardson about her unique work as a cancer patient advocate.
Kimberly Richardson is based in Chicago, and is a cancer patient advocate with Survivors Advising Scientists Education Program – Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Patients and Researchers. As a cancer patient herself, she identified a gap between cancer patients and the scientific researchers that were creating the life saving treatments she needed.
Since then, she’s created training modules specifically for scientific researchers (both in academia and private industry, most recently with the University of Illinois Cancer Center) that give them the perspective and feedback from the end users–cancer patients.
Outside of healthcare, most companies have processes to get feedback directly from their end users, so she wanted to bridge that gap in healthcare, specifically in cancer treatments and clinical trial designs.
Kimberly has a background in public policy related to science and healthcare, and has been able to use that in conjunction with her lived experiences to provide crucial feedback and support to both parties.
Tune in to learn more about Kimberly and why the work she is doing is so crucial.