Dana Deighton

Executive Board Member of ECAN

Dana is an accomplished professional with experience in corporate marketing, publishing and partner/project management. After 25 years at National Geographic, she is a project manager at Inspire

Outside of work, she is focused on healthcare advocacy and policy. She serves as an executive board member of ECAN, is a patient representative on the Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Guideline Panel for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a member of NCI Patient Advocate Steering Committee and NCI Esophago-Gastric Task Force  and serves on the Esophageal and Stomach Cancer Project Patient Advisory Committee, a project led by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. After many years as a caregiver to family members and surviving her own health crisis, Dana thrives on improving and empowering patient communication and connections to drive better health outcomes.

Dana lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband and three teenagers.

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