Administrative Support, Argonne National Laboratory
Representing: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates
Term ends August 2021
Wenora Johnson currently resides in the Chicagoland area of Illinois. She is a three-time cancer survivor, a research/patient advocate, and a Navy veteran.
Johnson began working very closely with Fight Colorectal Cancer (FightCRC) in 2014 as a research advocate trainee, after her diagnosis of stage 3b colon cancer in 2011. Following her diagnosis, she has also participated in genetic studies to help her understanding of Lynch syndrome, the inherited disorder she has that increases the risk of many types of cancer, particularly cancers of the colon. Since then, she been considered for board/panel review boards to provide extensive feedback on her role as a patient, advocate, and researcher with organizations such as the College of American Pathologists; clinical trial curator for Fight CRC; consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense; PCORI Ambassador; Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team member for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; and participant in the American Association for Cancer Research’s Scientist↔Survivor Program.
She submits the Blue Star Proclamation for the state of Illinois each year and staffs healthcare booths to encourage colon cancer screening. Johnson continues to stay current with the latest information about clinical trials, patient advocacy, healthcare coverage, finances, prescription drugs, and more by completing webinars, workshops/seminars in various states, advocating on Capitol Hill, and attending American Society of Clinical Oncology conferences.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of February 21, 2019
- FightCRC, Volunteer
- College of American Pathology, Board Member
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Volunteer