[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act – To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes. … Continue reading


Each September, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors Blood Cancer Awareness Month to advocate for patients and help create awareness of blood cancers and the urgent need to fund research for lifesaving therapies. Over its 60-year history, LLS has invested nearly $1 billion to advance cancer therapies. Remarkable progress has been made, yet more … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2058: Research & Programs for Childhood Cancer Survivorship

H.R. 2058: To improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] 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 … Continue reading

How is Sequestration Affecting Cancer Care Access?

An April 3, 2013, article in the Washington Post reported that “cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients” because of the budget sequester. The article was published one month after the sequester, or the automatic budget cuts required by the Balanced Budget Act, became effective. The Post article and subsequent news coverage triggered … Continue reading