Who We Are

At the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC), we ask patients and their families to actively take part in their care.

To help us support patients and their families and improve our care, we created the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). This council is an opportunity for patients and their families to team up with doctors, nurses, and staff to make the care we give even better.

What We Do

  • Listen to patients' and families' viewpoints, experiences, and needs.
  • Build partnerships between patients and their families and healthcare providers.
  • Take action to improve patients' and families' healthcare experiences.
  • Help patients get the best and safest care.

About PFAC Membership

To be considered as a PFAC Patient Family Advisor, candidates must do the following:

  • Be a current or past UMGCCC patient, family member, or caregiver.
  • Commit to serving for at least one year.
  • Fill out the PFAC application.

If your PFAC membership is approved, a member of the Council will contact you. Members must:

  • Complete orientation and training before your term starts.
  • Go to at least nine (9) of the 12 monthly meetings each term year, either virtually or in person.
  • Participate in at least one PFAC subcommittee or project as needed.

To find out more about the PFAC, email UMGCCCPFAC@umm.edu.