News from The Associated Press

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AACR Cancer Progress Report Urges Increased Congressional Funding for NCI and NIH Research Budgets – Cancer Therapy Advisor

Newly released 2014 Cancer Progress Report from American Association for Cancer Research highlights need for increased federal funding of cancer research. Source: http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

ESO-ESMO 2nd international consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC2)

“Advanced breast cancer (ABC) is a treatable but still generally incurable disease. The goals of care are to optimize both length and quality of life. Due to continuous research, several advances have been made, particularly for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2)-positive and for luminal-like subtypes. Notwithstanding these advances, median overall survival of … Continue reading

Support Armed Forces Breast Cancer Research Act (H.R. 4869)

Research indicates breast cancer rates are significantly higher among military personnel. It’s time to do something about it. Source: theveteranssite.greatergood.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal… Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

Three Big Problems With Facebook Activism | Big Think

“Slacktivism” online is exactly as deep as the paper-thin knowledge and commitment that fuels it.  Source: bigthink.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

Ask Your US Representative to Support HR 1801 Today!

“The Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act has been reintroduced and now has over 80 bi-partisan co-sponsors! But the work is not done yet. The more bi-partisan co-sponsors we have, the more likely the House will move to vote on this critical legislation. We need you to reach out to your US Representative to ask him … Continue reading

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…

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