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

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] AYA Cancer Research & Programming

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act – To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act – Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2018 cancer research programs under the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Patient Centered Quality of Care Act

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. Patient Centered … Continue reading

Impasse Implications Impact Illness: Federal Shutdown Has Real Consequences on Patients With Cancer & Nurses

Federal Shutdown Has Real Consequences on Patients With Cancer  and Their Nurses   As the U.S. Congress continues to debate the details of the federal budget, Americans with cancer are stuck in limbo. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has urged elected officials to find a resolution with appropriate funding for healthcare providers and patients with … Continue reading

Shutdown Blocks Kids With Cancer From Clinical Trials

For every week that the government shutdown continues, 10 children with cancer will not be able to begin their clinical trials, officials told ABCNews.com. John Burklow, a spokesman for the National Institutes of Health, estimated that 200 patients would experience these delays each week of the shutdown. Since 15 percent of these patients are typically … Continue reading