[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 154: Expressing support for designation of April 15, 2013, through April 21, 2013, as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

H.Res. 154: Expressing support for designation of April 15, 2013, through April 21, 2013, as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. New Cosponsor: Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0] New Cosponsor: Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17] New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] New Cosponsor: Rep. George Miller [D-CA11] New Cosponsor: Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY13] New Cosponsor: Rep. Linda … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1661: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.

H.R. 1661: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management. Sponsor: Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013

H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013 To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program. New Cosponsor: Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2] New Cosponsor: Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] New Cosponsor: Rep. Shelley Capito [R-WV2] New Cosponsor: Del. Donna Christensen [D-VI0] New Cosponsor: Rep. W. Bill … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] We Need YOUR Senator’s Support

Congress is currently considering more cuts to federal funding for biomedical research, including cancer research. We have a time-sensitive opportunity to tell Congress that this research is too important to cut further, so we need your help TODAY! Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have drafted a congressional letter to the leaders of … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013

H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013 – To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act – To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty … Continue reading

Patent challenge to Myriad Genetics starts at Supreme Court

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that calls into question whether human DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, and remain off limits to everyone without the permission of the patent holder. Heather Swift‘s insight: Patent challenge to Myriad … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 124: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

Originally posted on The Other Side of the Stethoscope:
H.Res. 124: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you…

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 78: Expressing support for designation of July as National Sarcoma Awareness Month.

H.Res. 78: Expressing support for designation of July as National Sarcoma Awareness Month. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you support.  Your voice goes a long way towards … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516: PROSTATE Act

S. 516: PROSTATE Act – A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and … Continue reading