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Cancer Patient’s Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

94% of all revenue goes towards our programs, with only 6% towards MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES.

Cancer Patients Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.

Dale O’Brien, MD, MPH is the Executive and Medical Director of Cancer Patients Alliance, including Pancreatica and other various initiatives (Found Here). Dr. O’Brien is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He founded several medical clinics for vulnerable populations in under-resourced areas of northern California where he has been a practicing physician for more than four decades.

Dr. O’Brien treated hippies at the White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon in the mid-70s; served as the acting Health Officer of the Shasta County Health Department in California; and spent two years in the early 80s as an affiliate of the European Branch Headquarters of the World Health Organization in Denmark.

As the Executive Director of the nonprofit Cancer Patients Alliance (CPA) since 2001, Dr. O’Brien and his team have advocated for and supported low-income Latino community members, immigrants and farm workers with cancer in the Salinas Valley agricultural region of Monterey County, California.

Beginning 2019, he has been a Co-Principal Investigator with the Stanford University group that has helped reduce cancer disparities by increasing access to the emerging DNA technologies – and facilitating cultural translation in Monterey County – pursuant to support from the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.

Since 2016 Dr. O’Brien has been on the Institutional Review Board of Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas. He is currently a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute Community Advisory Board. Dr. O’Brien is a past editor of the Berkeley Wellness Letter, Medicine on the Net and Cancer Informatics.