Ben White

Research Advocate

Ben’s diagnosis of stage III colon cancer at age 26 cut his career as a Naval Aviator short. Though he’s no longer flying helicopters for the Navy, he is now in the next chapter of his life and is currently celebrating three years cancer free. Ben has spent the last few years volunteering in both legislative and research cancer advocacy programs with Fight CRC, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy in the hopes to be able to professionally contribute in the cancer advocacy space in the future. 

Goals as a Research Advocate

1. Sit as the patient reviewer on an early-onset CRC research panel

2. Join a CRC advisory board as the patient advocate

3. Sit on another DOD PRCRP board