Members of Congress voice support for Multi-Cancer Early Detection Tests

September 27, 2023

On September 19th, members of Congress held a hearing to discuss increasing seniors’ access to innovative medical care. Dozens of ACS CAN volunteers joined the hearing as a show of support for the Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED) Act.

The hearing, hosted by the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, discussed several bills currently up for consideration, including the MCED Act, which would create a pathway for Medicare to cover innovative, groundbreaking tests that can screen for dozens of cancers at the same time, once FDA-approved and shown to have clinical benefit.

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Here’s what some members of Congress had to say about the bill: