Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released The 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released to great fanfare. Produced annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, … Continue reading

[PUBLIC POLICY] Blood Cancer & ACA

New Report Raises Concerns for Blood Cancer Patients About the Affordable Care Act Many qualified health plans participating in the new insurance exchanges have limited access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer or transplant centers, and would impose high out-of-pocket costs for patients purchasing coverage at the silver and bronze levels, according to a … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Speak Up to Support Cancer Research

Your help is needed to get an urgent message to Congress. Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have drafted a congressional letter to the 29 members of the Budget Conference Committee – the group charged with coming up with an agreement that will keep the government funded past January 15. The letter asks … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act- It’s Now Up to the Senate

As you may know, on September 19, the U.S. House of Representatives took the historic step of passing H.R. 733, legislation dedicated to placing a greater federal focus on pancreatic cancer and other deadly cancers. But we still need the U.S. Senate to pass the bill before the end of the year! Congress is back … Continue reading

OMG Stupid Cancer Summit 2012 Kicks Off Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

This week is the 10th annual  National Young Adult Cancer Week. Why should you care? According to the National Cancer Institute: * Nearly 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 (collectively called AYAs) are diagnosed with cancer each year. * Cancer kills more people in the AYA age group than any other disease. * … Continue reading