The Cancer Policy Institute will pursue the advancement of our policy and advocacy goals through the following strategic pillars:
- Access to care for all patients
- Quality as a central theme
- Research as a critical priority
More people are living longer with cancer than ever before: the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. today is over 13.7 million; that number is expected to increase to 18 million in the next 10 years. In fact, 41% of Americans are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, which translates to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men.
In the current health care system, psychosocial needs often go unrecognized or untreated. Studies have shown that psychosocial care can improve health outcomes and potentially reduce the cost of care.
The Cancer Policy Institute advocates on behalf of all people impacted by cancer so that the voices of 13.7 million cancer survivors and their families are heard on Capitol Hill and in state and local legislatures across the country, to move the agenda that comprehensive, quality cancer care integrates medical care and social and emotional care.
CSC Fact Sheet
Integrating Psychosocial Care Into Comprehensive Cancer Care
CSC Policy Priorities
Statement on Decision-making in Cancer Care