The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing today on H.R. 3119, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), is a major step forward in advancing quality of life for cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Patient Quality of Life Press Releases
ACS CAN has released the annual report that rates each state on their public policies in 10 issue areas that can help fight cancer, prevent cancer, and make life better for patients.
Progress Slows in States Enacting Balanced Patient Pain Policies for Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 12, 2016 Fewer states are enacting balanced policies that enhance the delivery of effective pain management for patients battling a chronic disease such as cancer, according to a new report issued today by leading researchers and the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its adv
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 8, 2016 Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA), which includes provisions to address the use and abuse of opioid medications.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (Alliance), are bringing together patients, advocates, health care professionals and industry experts for an open discussion on the importance of preserving patient access to pain medications when appropriate as policy makers work to adopt new policies to deter opioid abuse and misuse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 23, 2016 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the introduction of the STOP Pain Act (H.R. 5249) bipartisan legislation that would work to expand research on chronic pain at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 6, 2016 æSen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation last night that would reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of patients and their families by better coordinating their care and addressing the often debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment.
HHS Releases First Ever Coordinated Plan for Reducing Burden of Pain That Affects Millions of Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 18, 2016 æThe National Pain Strategy, released today by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health at the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 16, 2016 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for marking up two bills today that take a critical balanced step to address the misuse and abuse of opioid medications.
Final CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Could Have Unintended Consequences for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Pain
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 15, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the final CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
A statement from ACS CAN President Chris Hansen follows: