Cancer Services Patient & Family Advisory Council

The Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is your advocate. We are a group of patients, caregivers, providers, and staff committed to ensuring that patient and family perspectives are heard. In partnership with UC San Diego Health leadership, we examine and incorporate patient and family feedback to improve services and care.

Your voice matters. Your views help us improve the experiences of our patients and their families.

Our Purpose & Goals

Patient and family-centered care is an integral part of personalized medicine. Our purpose and goals are to:

  • Humanize the cancer experience by ensuring patient and family perspectives are heard and integrated
  • Improve the patient experience by focusing on how we can provide excellence in patient care, help patients navigate through their cancer care, and increase awareness of our services throughout the community
  • Provide leadership with the perspectives of patients, families, community members, volunteers, and employees
  • Participate in cancer education programs and quality improvement projects
  • Recognize staff, faculty, and volunteers

Get Involved: Become a Member

If you're interested in becoming a member of our Patient & Family Advisory Council, download an application or call 858-210-8474.

Medal of Excellence Nominations

The Medal of Excellence Award recognizes non-physician staff who have gone above and beyond to provide you or your loved one with exceptional care and service. To nominate someone, complete the nomination form, available in English and Spanish, and submit it in one of these ways:

  1. Email us at
  2. Put it in a collection box at one of our clinic lobbies
  3. Mail to: Moores Cancer Center, MC 0658
    Attn: Patient and Family Advisory Council
    3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093