ALBANY, NY – February 14, 2024 – Protecting free preventive cancer screenings and reducing the burden of medical debt are the top issues of concern for cancer patients and survivors today, according to a new survey by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) th
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Advocates Set Sights on Cancer Prevention & Detection in 2024, Respond to Governor’s Budget with Avenues to Reduce Cancer Burden in NY
ALBANY, NY – JANUARY 17, 2024 – With her budget address yesterday, the character of Governor Hochul’s 2024 legislative agenda comes into focus, leading advocates to react and highlight opportunities to reduce the cancer burden in New York in 2024.
Governor Hochul Signs Game-Changing Legislation Aimed at Improving Health Outcomes, Quality of Life for New Yorkers
ALBANY, NY – DECEMBER 22, 2023 – Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed Senate Bill 1196a / Assembly Bill 1673a into law, securing a major win for patients across New York.
ALBANY, NY – DECEMBER 13, 2023 – The New York State Legislature has sent Senate Bill 1196a / Assembly Bill 1673a to the Governor’s desk, giving her 10 days to take action on the legislation.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY – November 27, 2023 – Local health care providers, cancer survivors, and patient advocates gathered today at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute to call on Governor Kathy Hochul to prioritize health equity by improving access to biomarker testing and signing Se
Patient Advocates Rally in Times Square for New Yorkers’ Access to Precision Medicine, Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Biomarker Testing Legislation
NEW YORK, NY – November 16, 2023 – Earlier today, cancer survivors gathered in Times Square alongside health care providers and patient advocates to emphasize the importance of biomarker testing for the health of New York State, its people and its potential for an equitable, hope
Cancer Survivors Rally for New Yorkers’ Access to Precision Medicine, Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Biomarker Testing Bill
BUFFALO, NY – November 8, 2023 – Earlier today, cancer survivors gathered at Buffalo’s City Hall alongside health care providers and patient advocates to emphasize the importance of biomarker testing for the health of New York State, its people and its potential for an equitable,
ALBANY, NY – JUNE 9, 2023 – Late last night, the New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1673a to increase access to biomarker testing, which can help determine the best treatment plan for each patient.
ALBANY, NY – JUNE 5, 2023 – This afternoon, the New York State Senate passed legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it.
Texas Becomes Latest State to Improve Access to Biomarker Testing, Beating New York in Push to Prioritize Precision Medicine
AUSTIN, TX – MAY 30, 2023 – Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 989 into law, making Texas the 11th state to expand access to biomarker testing. New York is considering comparable legislation through Assembly Bill 1673 / Senate Bill 1196.