Rick Bangs, MBA PMP
(Patient Advocate)

Rick Bangs, MBA, PMP, is the bladder cancer research advocate on the GU committee, and serves as chair of the patient advocate committee and on the SWOG executive advisory committee. He lives in Pittsford, New York. Rick has 30 years of experience in information technology and marketing, and advised on the redesign of ClinicalTrials.gov. He is co-chair of the NCI Patient Advocate Steering Committee, and serves on the NCI Cancer Care Delivery Steering Committee, the NCI Council of Research Advocates, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Bladder and Penile Cancer Panel, ASCO guideline committees, and actively supports the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. He is a bladder and prostate cancer survivor.