Research Advocacy 101: Research Advocates Improve Cancer Care at NCI Research advocates at NCI help find new and better ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. This video shows how research advocates at NCI play an important role in the progress being made to fight cancer. Advocates share the collective patient perspective, build public support, protect patients who participate in research, and share research results that lead to improved cancer care. To learn how to get involved with research advocacy at NCI, visit