Nacional Press Releases

21 de Septiembre de 2023

CMS Proposes a Medicare Prescription Payment Plan to Allow for More Flexible Payment for Patients Under Part D Prescription Plans

Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) commenting on draft guidance related to the maximum monthly cap on patient co-payments under prescription drug plans, referred to as the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan, which will begin in plan year 2025.

18 de Septiembre de 2023

Hundreds of Cancer Patients, Survivors Travel to D.C. Urging Congress to Make Cancer a National Priority

As Congress works to determine 2024 priorities before the budget deadline at the end of the month, nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico, and nearly every congressional district, will be on Capitol Hill this week to make clear to members of Congress that cancer must be a national priority. 

13 de Septiembre de 2023

American Cancer Society Statement: American Cancer Society Ready to Play a Lead Role in Providing Patient Navigation Training and Certification Standards

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), ACS’ advocacy affiliate, continues to promote policies that expand sustainable access to patient navigation to better support cancer patients. As part of this effort, ACS CAN is urging CMS to finalize a proposed policy as part of a recent payment rule that would allow Medicare to implement a reimbursement strategy that will ensure payment for patient navigation services delivered by professionally trained and certified navigators. ACS CAN also joined with patient and provider groups  in a second letter to emphasize the critical importance of navigation reimbursement to facilitating this critical service.

7 de Septiembre de 2023

ACS CAN Supports CDC’s “Empower Vape-Free Youth” Campaign

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) launched a new campaign, “Empower Vape-Free Youth,” which aims to empower educators to speak with youth about the risks associated with e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction and to encourage youth to avoid and/or quit e-cigarettes.

2 de Agosto de 2023

Defensores de la lucha contra el cáncer instan al Segundo Circuito a defender la Ley Sin Sorpresas (No Surprises Act) y considerar la investigación de la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre los impactos financieros en

WASHINGTON, DC – 2 de agosto de 2023 – Hoy, la Red de Acción Contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS) presentaron un 

2 de Agosto de 2023

Miembros del Caucus de Raza Negra del Congreso piden a la FDA que finalice la norma sobre el sabor mentolado antes del plazo del 23 de agosto

Esta semana, 32 miembros del Caucus de Raza Negra del Congreso (CBC, por sus siglas en inglés) enviaron una carta al Comisionado de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés), el Dr. Robert M. Califf, instando a la FDA a finalizar la norma propuesta para eliminar el mentol como sabor característico de los cigarrillos.