From passengers to co-pilots: Patient roles expand

The elevated role of medical research on the U.S. national policy agenda offers unprecedented opportunity for patient engagement and reflects an increased demand for patient input, say FasterCures leaders in an article published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, written by FasterCures’ Margaret Anderson, executive director, and K. Kimberly McCleary, managing director, documents the progression of patients over the last century from passive recipients of medical care to active partners in defining and prioritizing research strategy for their diseases.

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