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Potential Changes to Medicare Part D Concerning Protected Classes has the Potential to Negatively Impact Cancer Care

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new rule that would allow for several changes to the protected classes policy in Medicare Part D. The Cancer Support Community is concerned that if these changes are allowed, patients may face barriers to the cancer treatments that are right for them

Advocate Spotlight: Caren Lock

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for February, 2019, and her passion for women's issues. 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!

From Broadway to the New York City Half Marathon

Thursday, February 14, 2019

From appearing in social media, to meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Broadway star Jason Danieley and his late wife Marin Mazzie vigorously advocated for the concerns of cancer patients and their loved ones.

Now, as reported by Playbill and Broadway World, in honor of Mazzie (who passed away from ovarian cancer last September), Danieley will be lacing up his sneakers and advocating for patients in a brand new way by participating in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half on March 17. He will run in a special Team Marin in honor of his wife with Brian d’Arcy James.

The Intersection of Long-Term Symptom Management and Distress in Gastric Cancer

Friday, January 25, 2019

On January 17th, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on 72 adult patients with a diagnosis of stomach, esophageal, or GIST cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the gastric cancer community.

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.

Advocate Spotlight: Becky Franks

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for January, 2019, and her incredible advocacy resume. 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!

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.

The Research and Training Institute's Year in Review

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on a momentous year for the Research and Training Institute (RTI).

Eating Well with Cancer Q&A

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Nutrition and its impact on health is a growing concern among adults regardless of health status. For people with cancer, eating well can be critically important during treatment and beyond. With the holidays approaching, we asked clinical nutritionist Michelle Bratton from the University of Arizona Cancer Center for some tips on eating well with cancer:

Let's Move Forward Together

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Our Way Forward was created to encourage ovarian cancer patients, their loved ones and healthcare providers to rethink how they talk about ovarian cancer.

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