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What is the Federal Government Doing to Help People Impacted by Coronavirus?

Monday, June 29, 2020

If you are a person impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), are living with cancer, or are immunocompromised, one important way to maintain some sense of control in what might be an anxiety-provoking time is to understand what is being done from a policy perspective to help respond to the pandemic, and how these changes have the potential to actually impact you and your community.

What Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers Need to Know about the Coronavirus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

For many cancer patients and survivors with compromised immune systems, the reporting on this public health emergency may likely be source of anxiety. At a time when information is coming at us at a rapid pace, we are putting resources for you here, in one place. Read on to view a list of the resources we have and the actions CSC are taking to provide support to individuals affected by cancer.

Thank You to Our Social Workers (and CSC Workforce) During a Difficult Time

Monday, March 30, 2020

March is national social work month, and we want to take a moment to thank social workers and the CSC workforce for the passion, knowledge, and energy they bring to their work each day. We also want to say that we are particularly appreciative of their efforts during this complicated time, which has made many people feel a heightened sense of anxiety, sadness, or concern.

Advocate Spotlight: Rachel Solomon

Monday, October 14, 2019

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Rachel, and how her cancer diagnosis led her to pursue a career in cancer advocacy.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Advocates

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stories are universal tools to persuade and because of this, stories are excellent tools in an advocate’s toolbox. So, how can advocates prepare to tell their story?

Access to CAR T-Cell Therapies for Medicare Patients

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently released a National Coverage Analysis memo to decide how CMS will provide coverage for this innovative treatment. They have proposed coverage alongside a concept known as “evidence development.”

Welcoming Kim Czubaruk to the Cancer Support Community

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Cancer Support Community is proud to announce the newest team member of our Cancer Policy Institute. Please join us in welcoming Kim Czubaruk, the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy.

Shared Decision Making and Value Based Cancer Care Research

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The United States health care system has been evolving at a rapid pace with attempts to control costs while also improving outcomes for patients. Cancer care is at the center of these debates with 15.5 million cancer survivors and per person treatment costs exceeding all other diseases. Policy and decision makers are shifting from a volume-based system to value-based care in an effort to ensure that patients are receiving high-quality care at the lowest possible price. Click here to learn more about our most recent published journal articles to delve deeper into our research into value-based care designs.

New court ruling has the potential to change the future of the Affordable Care Act

Friday, December 21, 2018

A new court ruling has the potential to change the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). While nothing is changing immediately, it’s important for all people, including cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones to understand what this means for them.

Changes Proposed to Prescription Drug Commercials

Friday, December 14, 2018

In May of 2018, the Trump Administration committed to lowering the costs of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket spending for patients. One of the ways in which the Administration suggested meeting this goal was by changing the information available to consumers in television ads that market medications, which lead to a new rule that would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose the “list price” of drugs.

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