[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act

H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment. New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released The 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released to great fanfare. Produced annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, … Continue reading

Cancer Treatment Parity Act

Cancer Treatment Parity Act In a rare display of bipartisanship, the end of 2013 saw the holiday spirit overtake politics, as U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2013. The bill’s goal is to provide access to better cancer treatments by leveling the costs of certain chemotherapy … Continue reading