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Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases

15 de Mayo de 2024

Una nueva legislación bipartidista facilitaría la participación de pacientes con cáncer en ensayos clínicos 

Un proyecto de legislación federal facilitaría la participación de todos los pacientes con cáncer en ensayos clínicos. Patrocinada por los representantes Raúl Ruiz (D-Calif.) y Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), la Ley de Modernización de Ensayos Clínicos (Clinical Trial Modernization Act, en inglés) es una legislación bipartidista que aumentaría el acceso a los ensayos clínicos, ya que ayudaría a eliminar las limitaciones económicas y geográficas que impiden la participación de los pacientes.

26 de Marzo de 2024

Hawaii Cancer Survivors, Patients Rally at State Capitol in Effort to Reduce Health Disparities

 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across Hawaii met with their legislators at the Hawaii State Capitol Thursday to urge them to support HB1301. If enacted, the policy would enable funding for a multiethnic cohort study by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Hawaii Pacific region.

22 de Febrero de 2024

New Paper Finds Barriers to Equitable Discovery and Implementation of Pharmacogenomic Testing in Cancer Care Despite its Power to Improve Patient Outcomes

A new paper released today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds that while incorporating pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing into cancer care can help improve patient outcomes, barriers to PGx testing, discovery, and implementation are impacting its adoption and creating disparities that impact diverse populations.


 
2 de Febrero de 2024

It is Time to Reduce the Burden of Cancer on Illinoisans

As we approach World Cancer Day happening this Sunday and lawmakers continue their work this session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Illinoisans.  

1 de Febrero de 2024

For World Cancer Day, Alliance for Cancer Care Equity Advocates to ‘Close the Care Gap’ as Observance is Honored with Congressional Resolution

For World Cancer Day, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) are announcing three key areas of policy focus as part of the Alliance for Cancer Care Equity (ACCE) joint collaboration, including advancing diversity in clinical trials, improving cancer screening and early detection, and increasing access to patient navigation. The organizations are also working with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) to observe the day with a congressional resolution.

1 de Febrero de 2024

For World Cancer Day, Alliance for Cancer Care Equity Advocates to ‘Close the Care Gap’ as Observance is Honored with Congressional Resolution

For World Cancer Day, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) are announcing three key areas of policy focus as part of the Alliance for Cancer Care Equity (ACCE) joint collaboration, including advancing diversity in clinical trials, improving cancer screening and early detection, and increasing access to patient navigation. The organizations are also working with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) to observe the day with a congressional resolution.

8 de Enero de 2024

Grupos de salud pública instan a la Corte de Apelaciones del Quinto Circuito a prevenir la discriminación contra los pacientes LGBTQ+

WASHINGTON, DC – 8 de enero de 2024 — Grupos de salud pública instan a la Corte de Apelaciones del Quinto Circuito de los EE. UU. a preservar las protecciones de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA, siglas en inglés) para pacientes lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transgénero y queer (LGBTQ+) que reciben servicios de atención médica cuando escuche los argumentos orales hoy en el caso de Neese versus Becerra.