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Patty Spears is a research manager with the Patient Research Advocacy Group in the UNC Lineberger Office of Clinical & Translational Research in Oncology.

Research Manager, Patient Advocates for Research Council
Office of Clinical & Translational Research in Oncology

Patty Spears provides scientific leadership and guidance to advance OCTR translational trials and data management of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology breast cancer research trials.

Patty also provides advocacy leadership for UNC Lineberger, including leadership of the Patient Advocates for Research Council and is a part of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement.

Patty hopes to combine her scientific research and patient research advocacy experience to have an impact on the local and national fight against breast cancer.

Awards and Honors

  • Susan G. Komen Research Advocacy Champion Award, 2023

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