[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013

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: Rep. Allyson … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers … Continue reading

[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

[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Urge Your Representative to Support Community Cancer Care

Urge Your Representative to Support Community Cancer Care by Signing the Nunes-Tonko Letter to CMS   Representatives Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) are asking their fellow Representatives to sign a letter to CMS Administrator Tavenner to show their opposition to harmful cuts in the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule that will … 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] Cancer Drug Parity

  H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013 – To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment

H.R. 3295: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a 6-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare program. Sponsor: Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] This … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”

H.Res. 348: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. New Cosponsor: Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what you … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer H.R. 1830

H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 – To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 – Directs the President to establish the Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer to help end breast … Continue reading

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Update

H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. – New Cosponsor: Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24] Thank you to our newest Cosponsor.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsor, touch base with them and let you know what … Continue reading