[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] “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 UPDATE] Addressing the Quality of Life for Childhood Cancer Survivors

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. Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act of 2013 – Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Improving Cancer Treatment Act

H.R. 1661: Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013 – To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management. Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013 – Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act – To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6] New Cosponsor: Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] New Cosponsor: Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] New Cosponsor: Rep. James Himes [D-CT4] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank … Continue reading

Impasse Implications Impact Illness: Federal Shutdown Has Real Consequences on Patients With Cancer & Nurses

Federal Shutdown Has Real Consequences on Patients With Cancer  and Their Nurses   As the U.S. Congress continues to debate the details of the federal budget, Americans with cancer are stuck in limbo. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has urged elected officials to find a resolution with appropriate funding for healthcare providers and patients with … Continue reading