[TAKE ACTION] Call of Support for the PACT Act

The Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act (H.R. 2477), which will ensure that every Medicare-eligible cancer patient has access to cancer care planning and coordination. Cancer care planning will improve cancer patients’ experience and their health, and at the same time, reduce inefficiencies in the system.   Members of Congress need to hear from … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Participate Virtually in Rally for Medical Research Day of Action!

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology is on Capitol Hill today with more than 250 advocates from The Rally for Medical Research, which is organized by the American Association of Cancer Research and supported by more than 150 other organizations. We’re meeting with Members of Congress to raise awareness of the critical need … Continue reading

Lawmakers Who Aren’t Making Law

The press’ quarterly report cards on Congress are out and the picture isn’t pretty. The current Congress has enacted fewer bills than any other Congress in modern history at this point in the legislative session. Just 21 bills have been passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law since the 113th Congress … Continue reading

Will cancer move Congress to act?

As Congress sifts through a growing number of requests for targeted relief from automatic spending cuts in coming weeks, advocates seeking funding shifts likely will need to tell a compelling story with potential life-or-death consequences. Requests without such a strong selling point may find it impossible to gain enough bipartisan support as lawmakers vow not … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013

H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013 Thank you to our latest Cosponsors: New Cosponsor: Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24] New Cosponsor: Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] New Cosponsor: Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] New Cosponsor: Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] New Cosponsor: Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 69: Supporting the designation of March 2013, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 69: Supporting the designation of March 2013, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] New Cosponsor: Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] To explore the full text: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hres69?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack%2Femail_update&utm_medium=email Take time to thank our supporters, or voice your thoughts to your representatives. Need help finding your legislators? Find your representatives: … Continue reading