Demand Insurance Coverage for Breast Cancer Genetic Marker Testing

Tell Secretary Sebelius to adopt a legislation requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene mutation testing.  Mutation of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been linked to the development of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 12% of women in the general population will develop breast cancer … Continue reading

Why do we think more care is better for us?

If we want to improve the health of our nation, we need to reduce the cost of medical treatment and stop wasting money on care that adds no value.

Dear Andrea Mitchell: Early Detection is Not a Breast Cancer Cure

Yesterday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I had planned to be hiking in Wyoming last week, but instead discovered that I am now among the one in eight wome…

Lilly Loses Patent Dispute With Actavis Over Cancer Treatment

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Eli Lilly & Co. lost a U.K. lawsuit over its Alimta cancer treatment when a judge ruled that a generic version planned by Actavis Plc doesn’t breach European patents. Heather Swift‘s insight: Court Rules Against Lilly In Cancer Treatment Patent Dispute With Actavis. Bloomberg News … Continue reading

VEGF Inhibitors Trigger Hypertension, Possible Cardiovascular Events – Chemotherapy Advisor

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Antiangiogenic cancer therapies elevate blood pressure in almost all patients, and put some at risk for stroke and myocardial infarction. Heather Swift‘s insight: Antiangiogenic cancer therapies elevate blood pressure in almost all patients, and put some at risk for stroke and myocardial infarction. See on … Continue reading

New study finds 102 common chemicals linked to breast cancer

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer New study finds 102 common chemicals linked to breast cancer | A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals. Heather Swift‘s insight: [CHEMICALS & CANCER] Last week, the Silent Spring Institute published a study that found 102 chemicals linked to breast cancer. What is most … Continue reading

Colorado Legislation Supports Treatment Needs of Terminally Ill Patients

Colorado Legislation Allows Terminally Ill Patients To Try Experimental Medicines. ABC World News (5/18, story 3, 1:55, Muir) reported in its broadcast that Colorado is set to allow access to experimental drugs to terminally ill patients. The report cited the case of cancer victim Nick Auden, who died while awaiting access to an experimental medicine. … Continue reading

Lilly Loses Patent Dispute With Actavis Over Cancer Treatment

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Eli Lilly & Co. lost a U.K. lawsuit over its Alimta cancer treatment when a judge ruled that a generic version planned by Actavis Plc doesn’t breach European patents. See on http://www.bloomberg.com

[ZOHYDRO] Maker Of Opioid Painkiller Sues Massachusetts Over Ban On Sale

        The AP (4/8) provided background information, noting that in March, Gov. Patrick “declared a public health emergency in response to the state’s growing epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction.” The AP noted that the governor “gave the state public health commissioner certain emergency powers, including banning Zohydro” until safeguards are in place to prevent … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] New Cosponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5] New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

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