Sun City, AZ
Patient Advocate, Gynecologic Oncology Group
Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates
Laurel J. Pracht, BS, is a Patient Advocate with the Gynecologic Oncology Group and she is a 13 year ovarian cancer survivor. She successfully advocated Medicare coverage of PET scans for many oncologic indications; volunteers with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Science and Policy Advisory Committee, providing insight to the organization’s staff regarding patient advocacy and concerns; and she is President of the West Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance, directing a yearly golf tournament benefitting ovarian cancer research. In addition, she serves on the Patient Advocate Advisory Board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, which designed a patient-friendly nuclear medicine website. She hopes access to patient-centered research will enable patients to actively participate in their healthcare decisions. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Business.
Pracht served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from April 2013 - April 2015.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of April 3, 2013:
- None reported