The mission of the 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit organization (Tax ID 77-0569948) Cancer Patients Alliance (“CPA”) is focused on improving health outcomes for cancer patients through cancer education, addressing health disparities and enabling cancer patients and their families to become active partners in their medical care. CPA achieves positive change through traditional and non-traditional public health methods to work with, hear from and educate target populations, establish resources, reduce barriers, strengthen the safety-net and by presenting a serious call-to-action to the medical community.
CPA was founded in 2001 in Monterey County, California by physicians and community members alarmed at the lack of sufficient, reliable information to enable cancer patients to be partners in their medical care. CPA’s experience is in initiating innovative, community approaches that build on creating collaborations with organizations and health providers and engaging the community to address diversity in cancer care for Salinas Valley’s underserved.
Additionally, CPA has founded and supports the information-intensive web resources known as Pancreatica.org and NETumor.net in order to provide current, credible and comprehensive information about pancreatic cancer, and related neuroendocrine tumors.