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Farah Contractor was first a patient stakeholder then the study coordinator for the PCORI-funded Home or Away from Home Study, which compares recovery at home versus in the hospital for children with acute myeloid leukemia. Since her bone marrow transplant in 2011, she has been a patient advocate at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was treated for her rare cancer diagnoses. By working with the Youth Advisory Council and as an Oncology Family Partner, she has been able to share her patient experiences with hospital leadership to drive improvements in the care process for future patients and caregivers.

Her advocacy work has led her to participate in research studies and various focus groups and in piloting new patient programs. Her health experiences have led her to the path of becoming a physician who aims to include patients, caregivers, and community stakeholders as active members in research. 

Involvement with PCORI

Research: Comparing Chemotherapy Recovery at Home versus in the Hospital for Children with Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Richard Aplenc, MD, PhD Research Partner

Advisory Panel on Rare Disease

Ambassador Interests

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