Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition
In 2004, Lilly Oncology created Lilly Oncology On Canvas to help people affected by cancer cope with the emotional side of the disease.
This biennial competition, presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer - as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers - to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.
To date, more than 4,100 individuals touched by cancer have submitted artwork and narratives to Oncology On CanvasSM.
Artwork from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition is touring hospitals, cancer centers and patient advocacy group events.
About the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Founded by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
(NCCS) advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools and resources that empower people to advocate for themselves.
NCCS believes patients empowered with information can receive optimal care by making their needs known to their doctors and care teams. NCCS strongly believes in evidence-based advocacy that reflects the needs of all cancer survivors to affect policy change at the national level.
NCCS offers publications and resources such as the
a self-learning audio program created by leading cancer organizations to help people develop essential skills to meet the challenges of their illness.
By advocating for patient-centered,
coordinated care through treatment planning and care planning, NCCS is ensuring that the needs of cancer survivors remain at the center of healthcare policy.
Since 2004, NCCS has been the co-presenter of Lilly Oncology On Canvas. More information is available at