2013 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day

2013 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day Celebrate. Share Knowledge. Empower Others! Today, September 29, 2013, begins National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, and on Wednesday, October 2, we will celebrate National Previvor Day. In 2010, FORCE made history with the successful passage of H. Res. 1522, the Congressional resolution … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Advocacy: Making a Difference

Advances in science and technology have increased the options for treating breast cancer, but it is advocates that have changed the way people deal with this disease. Women in the United States are no longer simply passive patients, but rather they are survivors, informed consumers, advocates and activists who are speaking up for themselves and … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13] New Cosponsor: Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6] New Cosponsor: Rep. André Carson [D-IN7] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Resolution for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. New Cosponsor: Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] New Cosponsor: Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25] New Cosponsor: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23] New Cosponsor: Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4] New Cosponsor: Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] New Cosponsor: Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] Thank … Continue reading

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

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20] New Cosponsor: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1] New Cosponsor: Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14] New Cosponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18] New Cosponsor: Rep. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 2058: Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act of 2013 – To improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6] New Cosponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] New Cosponsor: Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] Thank … Continue reading

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

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading

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

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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. 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 … Continue reading

NCCS Comments on Proposed CMS Reforms and Updates

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed update to physician payment rates in 2014. NCCS applauded ongoing CMS efforts to test health care payment and delivery reforms through demonstration and pilot programs as well as through changes to physician payment. CMS has … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes.   … Continue reading