The National Cancer Institute (NCI) values the opinions of cancer survivors and others whose lives have been affected by cancer. The NCI Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities (CARRA) program was created to integrate the perspective of people affected by cancer into NCI's programs and activities.

The CARRA program is administered by the NCI Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR). The program consists of approximately 200 consumer advocates from many different cancer types, age groups, and ethnic groups across the nation. CARRA members form a highly qualified, pre-screened group of people. As they participate in a wide range of NCI activities, they represent the collective viewpoint of their cancer community - others across the country whose lives are affected by cancer in similar ways. CARRA members also play a critical role as two way information links between their own cancer-related networks and the NCI.

CARRA Program Goals

CARRA Fact Sheet

Table, Graph, & Charts: Involvement in NCI Activities

About CARRA Members

CARRA Roster

CARRA: Model for Research Advocacy

CARRA History and Guiding Principles