Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.aacr.org Join More than 300 Partner Organizations for the Third Annual Rally for Medical Research Hill DayOn September 17, 2015, more than 300 organizations from across the United States will come together to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2016 and beyond. Learn more … Continue reading

Reader’s view: Lawmakers back life-saving legislation

Cancer is a terrible disease. Everyone knows someone who has faced cancer in one way or another. Statistics show that cancer strikes one out of two American men and one in three American women. In early July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that increases medical research by $1.75… Sourced through Scoop.it from: … Continue reading

Text of H.R. 2722: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (Referred to Senate Committee version) – GovTrack.us

Text of H.R. 2722: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act as of Jul 16, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee version). H.R. 2722: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.govtrack.us See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

20th annual edition of NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer published – News-Medical.net

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer globally and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Source: http://www.news-medical.net See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

Legal Challenges Begin for Biosimilar Agents – Cancer Therapy Advisor

As key biologics near the end of their patent-protection periods, industry is preparing for legal battles over biosimilar versions. Source: http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

Guest Post: Are Right to Try Laws a Good Idea? – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Source: http://www.canceradvocacy.org [ADVOCACY] At first glance, right to try laws promise terminally ill patients the ability to try experimental drugs, devices, or biological products in their quest to save or extend their lives. While noting that the current system is far from perfect, guest blogger Alison Bateman-House argues that, under the new laws, the right … Continue reading

The LIVESTRONG Foundation

The LIVESTRONG Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. We provide free support services to anyone fighting cancer today. Source: http://www.livestrong.org [RESOURCES] The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Fighting Cancer Means Fighting for Cancer Data – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Source: http://www.canceradvocacy.org The second most common cause of death, cancer touches all of us. According to the Institute of Medicine, the numbers are only projected to increase and care costs are skyrocketing.Yet despite its toll, it’s virtually impossible to answer the question, “Who provides high quality cancer care?” This hinders patients, providers, payers, policymakers, and … Continue reading

21st Century Cures Aims to Accelerate the Pace of Cures in America | ons connect

Chair and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee, Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) are working together on bipartisan legislation that will fund the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the United States seeks to find real treatments and cures for … Continue reading

ONS Advocates for Cancer Research Support During Lame Duck Session | ons connect

Source: connect.ons.org Landslide elections can change the entire direction of government. November’s midterm election was one of those times. With some unfinished legislative business such as appropriations bills to complete, Congress returned to Washington, DC, for a special work period between the election and the 2015 session in January.  – See more at: http://connect.ons.org/columns/capitol-connection/ons-advocates-for-cancer-research-support-during-lame-duck-session?utm_campaign=Connect+eNewsletter+Friend&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=15142849&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_CJZV-iS5HSbfyTzzDoY4mUqrdxZrf4cxqRKvxRj-6C2zwhKzflb7BCLakPVeW6Ok8jkVJZIzlfMf7K8ctK49DeccJdg&_hsmi=15142849#sthash.lnsiAQdB.dpuf See … Continue reading

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