Patient Advocacy : Oncology

  • The Oncology Patient Advocacy department is committed to meeting the needs of patients by
    providing funding for activities that advance the objectives of non-profit patient advocacy

    Applications for funding, educational grants and other funding requests can be submitted via
    the NGCS system by logging onto Approval of similar activities in
    previous years does not guarantee future approval.
  • 501(c)3, 510(c)4, or 501(c)6 nonprofit organization
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cell and Gene Therapies
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • General Education for Patients with Cancer
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Iron Overload
    • - Thalassemia
    • - Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rare Diseases
    • - Acromegaly
    • - Cushing's disease
    • - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Clear goals of improvement to patient care
  • Needs assessment and outcome measures
  • Therapeutic areas of interest to Novartis Oncology
  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes, and guidelines
  • Reasonable detailed budget
  • Request submitted at least 60 calendar days prior to the event/program start date
  • Funding to individuals
  • Operating expenses (e.g. salaries, benefits)
  • Exhibits and displays fees
  • Personal travel
  • Requests that include activities such as smoking and/or gambling
  • Requests which include spa or resort activities
  • Textbooks or equipment related requests
  • Requests for programs that are already in progress
  • Requests for building funds
  • Treatment specific education
  • Patient Education
  • Other requests types including:
    • - Community Outreach
    • - Fundraising events, galas, and balls
    • - Health policy initiatives
    • - Dues
    • - Walks, runs