[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 – To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. Breast Cancer Patient … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Gains Support in House & Senate

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516: PROSTATE Act

S. 516: PROSTATE Act – A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516 Reducing Disparities in Prostate Cancer

S. 516: A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research. This bill’s text is now available. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s516/text?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email To review on Thomas: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s516?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack%2Femail_update&utm_medium=email# Need help finding your legislators?  Find your representatives: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

Disparities in Research May Have Negative Outcomes

Medical research is rapidly changing the way in which healthcare professionals provide treatment and service to patients. The promise of personalized medicine is coming ever closer to being realized. Under this model, pharmaceuticals and treatments will ultimately be tailored specifically to the individual, based upon his or her genetic make-up. Fortunately, we are already beginning … Continue reading