Updates matching "Remove Hurdles to Cancer Care"

May 9, 2024

Nearly half (49%) of cancer patients and survivors report being burdened by medical debt alongside some (13%) who report expecting to incur medical debt as part of their treatment plan, according to a new Survivor Views survey by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

April 29, 2024

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new rule regulating laboratory developed tests (LDTs) that will harmonize oversight for diagnostic tests regardless of whether tests are performed in individual laboratories or sold as prepackaged kits.

April 2, 2024

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center , the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and peer institutions released new findings in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showing that when all types of cancer research studies are considered, at least one in five people with cancer, or 21.9%, participate in some form of clinical research.

March 19, 2024
Rhode Island

Rhode Island lawmakers have taken the first step towards improving prescription drug affordability for cancer patients and others with chronic diseases.

March 5, 2024

PHOENIX, ARIZ.– March 5, 2024 – Governor Katie Hobbs announced a new plan to eliminate medical debt for up to 1 million people in Arizona, Monday morning. As part of “Affordable Arizona: Tackling Medical Debt for Working Families” program, the state will partner with RIP Medical Debt to buy back medical debt over the next two years.

February 23, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—February 23, 2024 —As organizations dedicated to ending cancer as we know it for everyone, the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), are deeply concerned about a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Alabama on the status of

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) that asked participants to select their leading policy priorities for the year.

February 2, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) was joined by 20 other organizations in proposing the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General adopt a new regulatory safe harbor from the Anti-kickback Statute that would allow clinical trial sponsors to financially support

December 6, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo . – Patients from across Missouri, and Missouri’s leading patient advocacy organizations today thanked Representative Wright and Senators Bernskoetter, Fitzwater, and Eslinger for introducing legislation that would require more health insurance plans to count all prescription drug copayments made by or on behalf of Missourians. The important