Category Archives: Cancer Advocacy

Delivering on Patient-Centered Care

Patient centered care, i.e. putting the patient at the center of his or her care. I think about this a lot. What does it really mean? What is the disconnect? Is it achievable? How do we prepare patients and their … Continue reading

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CSC on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, September 30th, Cancer Support Community, along with various other members of the Partnership for Part D Access, a coalition of organizations working toward a collective mission to preserve Medicare beneficiary access to vital medications, attended briefings on Capitol … Continue reading

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Shining the Light on MPNs

This month marks the recognition of ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, childhood cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and thyroid cancer. But, did you also know that tomorrow is day of awareness and recognition for a rarer group of cancers? Each year, about 14,500 … Continue reading

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Americans left behind by health reform

In order to expand access to health care to all Americans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempted to expand Medicaid eligibility in all U.S. states.  The federal government is obligated to pay 100% of the cost of the Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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Administration preserves patient access to certain medications

On March 6, 2014 the Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about how a proposed change in policy could hinder cancer patients’ access to certain … Continue reading

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