Introducing the


It’s widely known that today’s physicians appreciate the informed patient. It’s the One Cancer Place Institute’s goal to encourage patients to be active participants in their own treatment and care decisions by providing them with evidence-based knowledge and support. OCP is leading the way in cancer literacy education for patients so that they understand why they need to take an active part in shared decision-making with their physicians.


With the introduction of the One Cancer Place Institute, OCP takes the lead in patient self-advocacy, offering navigational education and providing a unique and respectful pathway to survivorship. The Institute's goal is to provide access to important information for the patient seeking satisfaction for questions; e.g., “why am I having a PET scan?”, “what is the difference between chemotherapy and immunotherapies?”, “why should I not have my tumor sequenced for mutations?”, etc.

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“CancerWords”, teaching cancer as a foreign language. Greater fluency with the language, the “jargon” of cancer science.

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“Cancerland”, see the landmarks, get direction. Better navigation of the “map”, the landscape of cancer treatment.

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“CancerVoice”, inspiration, delivered by advocacy KOLs. Enhanced engagement skills for shared decision-making.

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The Institute has three learning goals to help our patient/students navigate their diagnosis:

part 1

Workshops & The Library

Delivered by the leading scientists as guest professors, the OCP Institute offers workshop lessons on relevant issues. Some cancer-related topics to be addressed: Cancer as a Foreign Language, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Today’s Biomarkers, Diagnostic Testing Landscape, and more.

The Library features scientific discussions on cancer hosted by industry professionals, as well as authentic patient and caregiver stories, bringing the reality of cancer to life.

part 2

Group Travel & Conference Immersion

Scholarships are offered to the leading, world-wide oncology conferences: ASCO, ESMO, AACR. At these conferences, our KAPAs host exhibits, attend poster sessions, invite physicians to small group discussions. They interact with industry sponsors and fellow advocacy groups, raise awareness of patient needs and share experiences. All the while, our KAPAs are practicing their new navigational skills and discovering their untapped voices in the real-world settings of cancerland and patient care.

part 3

Annual KAPA Scholar Conference

Professionally facilitated, annual in-person conference for KAPA Scholars and focused on team building, education and everything KAPA!