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

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. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Rep. William Keating [D-MA9] New Cosponsor: Rep. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 Gains Support

H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation … Continue reading

Supporting Accelerated Drug Approvals Through TREAT and FAST ~ Take Action Now!

    Proposed legislation has been introduced recently in the Senate and House of Representatives to modernize and expand the Accelerated Approval pathway of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bills are Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments (TREAT) in the Senate and Faster Access to Specialized Treatments (FAST) in the … Continue reading

Don’t Let the Biotech Industry Sneak This Pro-GMO Rider In to FY 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill! Take Action Now

Congress is considering a sneaky, pro-GMO rider to a funding bill, and it may become law without anyone realizing it—unless you take action NOW! The biotech industry has managed to insert a dangerous rider in support of genetically engineered crops into the FY 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill. It is scheduled to be heard by the House Appropriations Committee, … Continue reading

Support Strong Legislation for Safe Cosmetics

Women’s health is under assault again – cosmetics companies are fighting to keep their products among the least-regulated in the country. Don’t let them get away with it. For too long, cosmetics companies have made personal care products that are bad for our health. And many of the harmful chemicals in products aren’t listed on the labels. … Continue reading

ACCC Urges Faster Congressional Action to Confront Drug Shortage Crisis

ACCC Urges Faster Congressional Action to Confront Drug Shortage Crisis The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) joined 31 other medical organizations in urging House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton to move forward with legislation to combat the drug shortage crisis. While acknowledging that drug shortages cannot be solved by Congressional action alone, … Continue reading

Urgent Action! Representatives have until Monday, March 19th to sign the letter supporting the Department Of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Forty-four Representatives have signed a Dear Colleague Letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee calling for $120 million in appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for FY 2013.Is your Representative on the list?  (See below) If not, please call your your Representatives between now and Monday to urge them to show their support for … Continue reading

Act Now – Urge Your Senators to Support Increased Funding for NIH

Urge Your Senators to Support Increased Funding for NIHYour immediate help is needed to secure support for medical research funding! Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter seeking a sustained, strong commitment to funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s largest funder of cancer research, in FY … Continue reading