Pennsylvania State University – Faculty
Visiting Nurses Association of Lackawanna County – Clinician
Courtney Preusse, MA, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2005 and diagnosed again in 2018 with stage 4 breast cancer. She has been engaged as a patient advocate and partner in research for over a decade. She works and volunteers for local, national, and international organizations to help shape, broaden, and strengthen discussions on prevention, detection, treatment, and care of women who have, or are at risk for, disease. Preusse serves as a liaison between scientists and cancer communities to ensure that a patient perspective is present in research, to improve upon quality and relevance of research, and to better inform clinical healthcare decisions. She has served as a stakeholder reviewer for the US Department of Defense and the National Academy of Medicine; as a member of the European School of Oncology breast cancer program; as a founding member of the West Coast Affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition (YSC); as an Ambassador for PCORI; and as a committee chair for the YSC’s Research Think Tank. In 2016, she led a symposium at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that brought together thought leaders in cancer and reproductive health. Preusse has contributed to numerous breast cancer studies, clinical trials, and pilot projects in development and has co-authored posters and manuscripts with colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is a graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD training program and American Association for Cancer Research’s Scientist-Survivor Program.
Involvement with PCORI
PCORI Peer Reviewer