[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

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. New Cosponsor: Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] New Cosponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5] New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act

H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment. New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Take Action for Funding of NIH & NCI

Congress recently passed a budget deal that partially replaces the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration for two years and makes additional funds available to domestic programs for fiscal years (FY) 2014 and FY 2015. With President Obama expected to quickly sign the legislation, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun to write new spending … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act

H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013 – To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening. New Cosponsor: Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6] New Cosponsor: Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3] New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act Moves Forward

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. New Cosponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Rep. William Keating [D-MA9] New Cosponsor: Rep. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 Gains Support

H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Compounding Pharmacy Regulation Bill Passes House

  The Wall Street Journal (9/28, Burton, Subscription Publication) reported that on Saturday, the House passed a bill to increase the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority over compounding pharmacies, in response to the meningitis outbreak last year caused by tainted steroid injections from a compounding pharmacy. On Friday, a written statement issued by the … Continue reading

[PUBLIC POLICY] Blood Cancer Awareness Month Comes to A Close

Thousands take action for Blood Cancer Awareness month- have you? We’ve spent September spreading awareness about the challenges and the courage of blood cancer patients and their families. Thanks to the voices of thousands of LLS advocates, we’ve made this a month to remember. More than 15,560 advocates have spoken out against “specialty tiers” drug … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 2058: Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act of 2013 – To improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6] New Cosponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] New Cosponsor: Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] Thank … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1416: Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013 To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program. New Cosponsor: Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading