You need to be willing to work hard on some unfamiliar issues for a short period of time each year.
You need to believe you can sit in a room with real specialists in the science and medicine of prostate cancer and express your opinions without being intimidated.
You also need to understand that you will be given a lot of help and support. (For example, new consumer reviewers are always assigned a mentor who they can work with to understand what is being asked of them and how to participate effectively and wisely.)
Your expenses to attend the actual peer review meetings that are held each year will be paid (but don’t expect first class travel). And you do need to be able to take the time away from work and other obligations to attend these meetings.
As one of the women who has participated in the comparable breast cancer program is quoted as saying, “CDMRP showed me that I could play a role in the possibility of finding a cure for breast cancer. How cool is that!”
You can have the same opportunity to help to find a cure for prostate cancer … and that’s just as cool!