Patient Quality of Life Press Releases
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual policy forum will focus on issues in oncology and health care policy affecting the lives of tri-state residents and everyday Americans.
Washington, D.C. – Barriers to accessing appropriate therapies to address the physical and psychological side effects of cancer treatment continue to persist for patients and survivors, according to survey results from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2019 – Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA).
More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will be on Capitol Hill this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority
The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clarification to its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) yesterday, noting the 2016 guidance is not meant to restrict access to appropriate pain treatment for people living with chronic pain from certain serious conditions like cancer.
Following negotiations between both chambers of Congress, a comprehensive and bipartisan legislative package to address the nation’s opioid epidemic now heads to the president’s desk for approval and enactment.
Many stakeholders are involved in the health care debate, and often the concerns of patients, consumers and their family caregivers can be underrepresented. Health Votes Montana is a series of six nonpartisan state candidate legislative forums focused on addressing these key issues around cancer and aging, disease prevention and access to quality, affordable health coverage. Health Votes Montana is sponsored by ACS CAN, AARP Montana and the Montana Primary Care Association.
Nashville, TN – August 9, 2019 – Tennessee is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activ
State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.