Blogs – Guest – Federal funding for cancer research: The good, the bad and the ugly

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: Federal Funding for Cancer Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly After a tumultuous year of debates and shutdowns, Congress has passed legislation that will fund cancer research and education—but does the bill do enough? Calaneet Balas of the Ovarian Cancer … Continue reading

Social Media & Cancer Drugs: Conversation, not Promotion | Xconomy

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Social media hasn’t yet changed the world for biotech and pharma companies, but I believe this year is the year that will change. For better or worse, thes See on

HOT TOPICS 2014: Health Policy (Post Date: 1/28/14)

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: What will be the most important issues to watch in health policy in 2014? Three experts in the field share their views. They focused on continuing enrollment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and trends in healthcare spending. See on


NIH funding will remain below pre-sequestration levels for the remainder of the year. President Obama recently signed a bipartisan omnibus spending package, which eases across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration in fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015 and provides some level of certainty to the federal budget for the next two years. The bill provides … Continue reading

ACS CAN Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer I heard it. Did you? President Obama mentioned cancer during last nights’ State of the Union Address? I just watched this short video from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network that lays out the impact his speech will have on fighting #cancer in 2014. … Continue reading

Advocating For Oral Parity in Missouri: The Leu… | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Community

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[PUBLIC POLICY] Blood Cancer & ACA

New Report Raises Concerns for Blood Cancer Patients About the Affordable Care Act Many qualified health plans participating in the new insurance exchanges have limited access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer or transplant centers, and would impose high out-of-pocket costs for patients purchasing coverage at the silver and bronze levels, according to a … Continue reading

A health journalist with breast cancer finds herself caught between statistics and personal decisions – The Boston Globe

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer One afternoon last fall, I was pacing the high school parking lot, straining to see my son running in his first cross-country meet, while absently absently listening to Muzak on my cell phone. See on

Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. See on

A Perfect Storm In The DCIS Sea of Uncertainty: Kellergate

See on – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. For fear being an apprehension of pain or death, it operates in a manner that resembles actual pain.” – Edmu… See on