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Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation offers professional patient assistance by telephone, email, or live web chat to those in need that fall under the scope of services offered. Services include co-pay relief, financial aid, case management, and outreach programs. PAF manages the Komen Treatment Assistance Program Financial Aid Fund offering a one-time grant of $300 to cover some expenses related to breast cancer treatment. In 2014 PAF opened the first ever Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers, Molecular Biomarker Specific disease silo. This program silo provides direct financial support of pharmaceutical co-payments for insured patients who are unable to afford their costs associated with treatment and personalized therapy specified by molecular biomarker testing. In late 2014 PAF's received new funding which will allow the Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program to expand its support of patients suffering with Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis C, Multiple Myeloma or Myelodysplastic Syndromes. In 2015 PAF launched the Transportation Financial Aid Fund, designed to provide transportation relief for patients diagnosed with and in active treatment for either metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer. Approved patients will receive a one-time grant of $300 specifically to be used for transportation purposes as it applies to the patient’s current IV-infused treatment.