Tell Congress to Support Equal Access to All Cancer Treatments

Many cancer patients have to pay significantly more out of their own pockets for oral cancer treatments (i.e., pills) than they do for intravenous (IV) treatments. That is why LRF is supporting the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would ensure oral treatments are covered in the same manner as IV treatments. Members of the … Continue reading

It’s OUR Week – Urge Congress to Recognize Us!

It’s hard to believe National Nurses Week is just around the corner (May 6th- 12th). This year two Nurses, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) are joined by Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), whose wife is a nurse, in introducing a resolution acknowledging the quality and innovation that nurses bring to patient … 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

[TAKE ACTION] Urge your Representative to Support the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program

Urgent Action!    Urgent Action!    Urgent Action! Urge your Representative to Support the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program This year’s House of Representatives letter in support of level funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) has begun circulating. Your immediate action is needed! We need you and all members of your networks … 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