Nancy Keene is the mother of a long-term survivor of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, she has written and co-authored many books on topics ranging from childhood cancers to working with your doctor. Her work has appeared in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. She was the first chair of the Children’s Cancer Group (CCG) Patient Advocacy Committee, and then the first chair of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)––consortiums of researchers from more than 250 children’s hospitals. Nancy has been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), frequently speaks to professional and parent groups, and has participated in online support groups for parents of children with cancer since 1996. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike with her dogs, and kayak in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.