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Congress: Support nonprofit organizations that provide critical patient services

Cancer patients are relying on organizations like the American Cancer Society during these challenging times. 

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January 21, 2021
National

Cancer patients would likely be among those most affected by a proposed rule tying certain Medicare Part B drug reimbursement rates to that of foreign countries.

December 21, 2020

Congress approved an FY 2021 funding deal that includes an increase for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

December 18, 2020
National

The U.S. Senate passed legislation tonight aimed at improving access to clinical trials for communities of color and decreasing health disparities.

Cancer Candor Blog
July 29, 2020

One critical approach to reducing health disparities is increasing access to affordable health care. Lisa joined Dr. Lori Pierce, the current President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), to jointly author an editorial for this year’s Urban One Engaging Black America on the importance of removing barriers to care.

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70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

26% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance