ONS Advocates for Cancer Research Support During Lame Duck Session | ons connect

Source: connect.ons.org Landslide elections can change the entire direction of government. November’s midterm election was one of those times. With some unfinished legislative business such as appropriations bills to complete, Congress returned to Washington, DC, for a special work period between the election and the 2015 session in January.  – See more at: http://connect.ons.org/columns/capitol-connection/ons-advocates-for-cancer-research-support-during-lame-duck-session?utm_campaign=Connect+eNewsletter+Friend&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=15142849&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_CJZV-iS5HSbfyTzzDoY4mUqrdxZrf4cxqRKvxRj-6C2zwhKzflb7BCLakPVeW6Ok8jkVJZIzlfMf7K8ctK49DeccJdg&_hsmi=15142849#sthash.lnsiAQdB.dpuf See … Continue reading

Week ahead: FDA may lift ban on blood donation by gay men

The American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers voiced support for the policy change. Source: thehill.com The Hill reports that the FDA may lift its ban on blood donations from gay men. The American Red Cross has voiced its support for lifting of the ban. See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

AACR Cancer Progress Report Urges Increased Congressional Funding for NCI and NIH Research Budgets – Cancer Therapy Advisor

But despite dramatic advances in anticancer targeted and immunotherapies, austere congressional research appropriations threaten to slow the pace of cancer research—and might even drive promising researchers from the field, claim the report’s authors. Source: http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com [CALL FOR RESEARCH FUNDING]Americans are “more likely to survive a cancer diagnosis today than at any other time in history,” … Continue reading

AACR Unveils the Cancer Progress Report 2014

Source: http://www.aacr.org Building on the great momentum from the previous three reports, the AACR held a special briefing Sept. 17 on the newly released AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s report highlights the remarkable progress that federal investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and … Continue reading

Fighting kids’ cancer, one voucher at a time

There are few new cancer drugs to treat kids, and not much research is being done. Source: http://www.cnbc.com CNBC Highlights Lack Of Cancer Treatments Approved For Children. Meg Tirrell reported in depth on Friday for the CNBC (11/24) website on the difficulty childhood cancer patients can face in obtaining pharmaceutical treatments, as few new medicines … Continue reading

News from The Associated Press

Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results. Source: hosted.ap.org Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results. The AP (11/20, Neergaard) reports the government has proposed (11/20) new rules to expand what “researchers are required to publicly report” on clinical trials. While the results of many studies are reported in scientific journals or elsewhere, … Continue reading

Patient Navigation and Care Coordination Are Integral Parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | ons connect

Source: connect.ons.org Patient Navigation and Care Coordination Are Integral Parts of the Patient Protection and AffordableMany of us may not have the title of “oncology nurse navigator,” yet we coordinate the care of our patients in our daily professional lives. Others may be formal navigators, in multiple capacities, guiding patients and families through the difficult … Continue reading

ASCO Calls for Medicaid Reform to Improve Cancer Care for Low-Income Americans – Cancer Therapy Advisor

Spotlighting disparities in access to care and the quality of care among low-income Americans diagnosed with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued a new call for key reforms to the Medicaid health insurance program. Source: http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

An Updated Survivorship Care Planning Template and Identifying Barriers to Implementation – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Recently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released an updated cancer survivorship care planning (SCP) template—news that was captured by several medical online news outlets including Healio, Medscape, and Cancer.net. Source: http://www.canceradvocacy.org An Updated Survivorship Care Planning Template and Identifying Barriers to Implementation – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

News from The Associated Press

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