Trenton – Today, New Jersey lawmakers released budget numbers that reflect a dangerous reduction in screening for critical cancer screening programs, by reducing the budget of the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Screening Program (NJCEED) from $3.5 Million to $3.1
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Cancer, Cardiovascular Patients and Public Health Advocates from Around Maine Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day
PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day.
Congress Approves Relief Bill with Expanded Access to Health Coverage; Sends to President for Signature
Today Congress finished its work passing legislation that will expand access to health care coverage to more Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, who may have lost their insurance due to the ongoing pandemic.
The bill now goes to the president to be signed into law.
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will expand access to health care coverage to more Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, who may have lost their insurance due to the ongoing pandemic.
The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass legislation today that would increase access to health coverage for millions of Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, as part of its pandemic relief package.
The Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and ACS CAN today issued a joint letter to every governor in the United States urging them to prioritize patients with cancer in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Executive Orders Offer Critical Health Coverage Options for Cancer Patients During Ongoing Pandemic and Strengthens Patient Access to Care
Washington, D.C.—Today President Biden is expected to issue several executive orders aimed at expanding potential health coverage options for those who have lost health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic, and rollback current policies that harm patient access to coverage.
JAMA Oncology: Nearly 1 in 5 Cancer Patients Less Likely to Enroll in Clinical Trials During Pandemic
According to an article published this week in JAMA Oncology, nearly 1 in 5 cancer patients surveyed said the pandemic would make them less likely to enroll in a trial. The top reason given for not enrolling is fear of COVID-19 exposure.
Coalition of Nonprofits Calls on Congress to Act Quickly to Pass Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Legislation
Today, the U.S. Senate voted on legislation aimed at addressing some of the issues stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the leading coalition of the nation’s nonprofits follows: