Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq., is a cancer rights attorney, speaker, and author, dedicated to improving access to quality information on healthcare-related issues. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Triage Cancer, a national non-profit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.
Ms. Bryant is co-author of the first and only book on Cancer Rights Law, published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2018. In 2019, she received a 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award, and in 2015, was awarded the Legacy Advocate Award by a leading young adult cancer organization. She is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law, teaching a class on Cancer Rights. Throughout her career, she has provided more than one thousand educational seminars for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, lawyers, advocates, health care professionals, elected officials, and the general public.
She regularly shares her expertise through written book chapters, articles, and blogs, and appears on television, radio, and podcast shows. In 2020, she co-wrote a chapter on Cancer Related Legal Issues for the Oncology Nursing Society’s book Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum. Ms. Bryant provides expert review for a variety of national cancer organizations, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Support Community, Cancer and Careers, National Brain Tumor Foundation, and LIVESTRONG. She is the resident legal expert for the Patients Rising Podcast.
Previously, Ms. Bryant was Midwest Regional Director for a national cancer rights organization where she forged relationships with cancer organizations, hospitals, law firms, members of underserved communities, and other community partners, to introduce them to the field of Cancer Rights Law. Prior to relocating to Chicago, she served as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez and Law Clerk for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. During her time in Congress, she worked on health, justice, civil rights, and women's issues.
Ms. Bryant is a member of the American Bar Association’s Cancer Legal Advocacy Task Force and Affordable Care Act Task Force, the Coalition to Protect Parenthood After Cancer, the National Cancer Legal Services Network, and many other legal and cancer community initiatives.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in law & society, with an emphasis in criminal justice, and psychology, from the University of California Santa Barbara and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of both the California and Illinois State Bars.