Chuck Fata

Chuck’s battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a tough one. Each time he thought his physicians had helped beat it back, the disease would return.

Thinking he might be out of options, Chuck received care through a clinical trial for CAR-T cell therapy.

Getting enrolled in a clinical trial, which gives patients access to innovative new treatments, saved his life.

It’s stories like Chuck’s that show why Cancer Care is Different. That’s why we’ve built a coalition to fight for cancer care equity in California, so that more Californians living with cancer can access promising new innovations.

Sign up for updates
on our movement

    Cancer Care is Different is proud to stand behind the California Cancer Patients Bill of Rights resolution, passed unanimously by the Legislature in 2021. California is the first state to adopt a bill of rights for cancer patients. The Bill of Rights lays out six rights that every cancer patient should be entitled to, from access to promising new innovations, experts specializing in various cancer types, and advances in personalized, precision cancer treatments.