Claire Saxton

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Claire Saxton

Senior Director for Education & Outreach, Cancer Support Community


Claire is responsible for CSC’s national patient education and outreach programs.  She launched CSC’s award-winning Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials education program and has produced cancer patient & caregiver education in 7 languages and a variety of print, digital, and in-person formats.  Claire has 25+ years of experience in nonprofit management, and a wealth of experience in patient education and advocacy. Claire came to CSC from the Urology Care Foundation, where she managed national patient education programs and disease awareness campaigns with partners including the National Football League and coalitions of patient advocacy organizations.

As Executive Director of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Claire expanded their educational programming and developed the first National Bladder Cancer Awareness Day.  While the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Austin, Texas, she doubled their patient advocacy and outreach programs.  Claire began her work in health advocacy while part of the team that opened the National Domestic Violence Hotline in 1996.  

Claire holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree from Rice University.  She is inspired by the everyday courage of patients, survivors and their loved ones she has met throughout her career.