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Office of Advocacy Relations

The NCI Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR) is NCI’s principal conduit for engaging the cancer advocacy community. OAR works with the entire cancer advocacy community—from individual research advocates to national advocacy organizations and foundations—to create a culture of advocate engagement at the NCI. As part of the Office of the Director, OAR facilitates meaningful engagements between the community and NCI that improve understanding, opportunity, and progress in cancer research.