Welcome The Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care (Alliance), an initiative funded by the Merck Foundation and led by the University of Michigan School of Nursing, works to increase timely access to patient-centered care and reduce disparities in cancer care for under-served populations in the United States. Read a background summary of the Alliance activities Note: As of December 31, 2021, formal activities for the Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care have drawn to a close. This website will no longer be updated regularly and will serve as an archive for materials and resources. Please browse and enjoy our content! The University of Michigan School of Nursing served as the National Program Office.