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2020 ACS CAN Pittsburgh Forum: COVID-19 through the Cancer Lens

Join us for a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and survivors and what lies ahead for the future of cancer care.

Latest Updates

September 15, 2020

ACS CAN has honored Cong. Brian Fitzpatrick for his leadership in avocating for cancer related policies.

June 1, 2020

Washington —Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) survey

April 30, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On May 5, state Rep. Steven Mentzer (R, Lancaster) and patient advocates from across Pennsylvania will host a virtual press conference to encourage legislators to prioritize HB 1194 (SB 920). If passed, the bill would curb restrictive prior authorization and step therapy (fail first) practices imposed

April 15, 2020

In Pennsylvania, ACS CAN is urging lawmakers to pass prior authorization bill (HB 1194), which would ensure shorter review times and set a standard timeframe for all Pennsylvania insurance carriers. It is particularly important now during COVID-19 as many cancer patients are beginning to encounter delays in treatments and medical procedures.

Pennsylvania Events

November 10, 2020

A substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented. According to a recent study by American Cancer Society researchers, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in the US – about 750,000 cases in 2020 – are potentially avoidable. Join us for a discussion on the importance of health equity, prevention and what can be done to stop cancer from even starting.

November 17, 2020

Join us for a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and survivors and what lies ahead for the future of cancer care.

State Contacts

Tiffany Cloud
Manager, Grassroots - Pennsylvania and Delaware
Emma Watson
Pennsylvania Government Relations Director
Marc Kaplan
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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