About Us

About ICERWatch.org

On behlaf of patients and those advocating on their behalf, Patients Rising created this portal to ensure independent research findings regarding ICER and the positions of respected academics, professional societies and patient groups are known and widely available.  Our purpose is simple: to be a catalyst for amplifying the concerns of those speaking for patients about any proposals that deny or restrict access to potentially life-saving medications. 

About Patients Rising


Patients Rising has a very specific mission: We fight for access to vital therapies and services for patients with life threatening and chronic diseases. If a patient needs it to survive and live a better quality, more productive life -- we believe access to those treatments and creating a balanced dialogue in the national conversation around these issues is essential.

Through our programming:  The Daily RiseVoices of ValueRight Patient, Right Treatment, Right NowPatients Rising University and commentary at PatientsRising.org -- We will educate, advocate and communicate the importance of access to essential treatments and diagnostics. We will focus on ensuring the patients’ voice is heard, access to new therapies is paramount, and the pipeline of progress is not threatened. 

At Patients Rising we believe that at the core of everything we do is connection – and this connection can occur at virtual and in-person local, state, and global conferences, roundtable discussions, workshops, podcasts, webinars and webcasts. 

We are committed to engaging other patients, caregivers, physicians, the media, health policy experts and allied healthcare professions to elicit realistic, solution-oriented discussions around these issues so that those impacted with cancer and other critical medical issues can amplify our collective voice and create lasting impact on the future of heath care in the United States and ultimately, around the world.   

For more information about Patients Rising, please visit our website.