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Right now in Rhode Island, step therapy or “fail first” tools are a major barrier to obtaining the right medications for patients. Step therapy is a tool insurers use largely to save money. The process that requires patients to try and fail on one or more medications chosen by their...

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Access to medical treatments, prescriptions and therapies is critical to reducing suffering and death from cancer and other chronic illnesses. Yet too many patients face out-of-pocket costs, insurer policies and other barriers that can delay access to services that treat, manage and prevent the disease. Sharing the stories of patients...

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Your lawmakers are overwhelmed with numbers and studies. What they need most are stories about people - real people in their own community or district.

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The Rhode Island Research Breakfast is a premiere event that brings together more than 225 leaders from the business, education, government and research communities. This virtual event will be held on November 13, 2020 from 12 PM – 1:30 PM. This year's event will feature a panel of experts to...

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Thank you for taking the time to share this important information with us. The information you provide here will help us ensure our volunteer teams are representative of the communities they serve and that the voices of cancer patients from all walks of life are being heard by our elected...

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In 2020, colorectal cancer screening rates were down nearly 90% compared to 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research shows that out-of-pocket costs to patients creates financial barriers that discourage the use of recommended preventive services. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death when men and women are...

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With grassroots power we can generate big change! Here in Rhode Island we are building our team of fantastic volunteers to generate that power. Want to be a part of making cancer a priority for lawmakers? Fill out the survey below to let us know you're interested!

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Our state has reduced funding for critical resources Rhode Islanders need to live tobacco free lives every year since 2001.

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When: December 13th, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Where: American Cancer Society Office 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004 Warwick, RI 02886 Why: mingle with legislators & other ACS CAN volunteers and hear about how you can get involved in our Rhode Island advocacy activities in the upcoming year. Make your...

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The tobacco industry spends $26.7 million each year, about $25 per Rhode Island resident every year to market their deadly products in our state. And yet, Rhode Island spends less than 35 cents per resident, less than the cost of a postage stamp, to help tobacco users quit and prevent kids from starting.