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Read October 14, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Rachel Solomon

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!
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Read September 16, 2019

Wall Street Journal Story on Cancer Survivors Features CSC Patient’s Story

Today’s Wall Street Journal includes an in-depth story from Laura Landro examining the unique challenges facing cancer survivors. The article’s subheadline sums it up in one clear sentence: “As more patients are treated successfully, doctors and researchers are focusing more on helping people navigate the difficult, often lonely years after treatment.”
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Read July 30, 2019

What Is the Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer?

The adverse effects of obesity include conditions like type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. However, obesity has also been linked to the development of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.
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Read July 22, 2019

A new way to give back - join #AirbnbOpenHomes

Today, the Cancer Support Community and Airbnb are teaming up to connect people traveling for cancer treatment with free, temporary housing through Airbnb's Open Homes program.
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Read July 15, 2019

Advocate Spotlight: Heather Badt

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 July 2019, and her background as a cancer survivor turned advocate. 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!
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Read July 8, 2019

Navajo Nation Gets Big Press

This May, we visited the Navajo Nation to mark the opening of the first full-time cancer center on an American Indian Reservation. Since then, two major media companies spotlighted our work with the Navajo Nation and health leaders to create the first full-time cancer care center on an American Indian reservation.
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Read June 25, 2019

The High Cost of Five Percent: The Importance of Capping Annual Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries

Approximately 43 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare Part D - a voluntary outpatient benefit provided through private health insurance plans approved by the federal government. These plans assist seniors in affording their prescription medications. However, for people with complex and serious health conditions who depend on high-cost drugs, affording medications under Medicare Part D is becoming more and more difficult. Read our break-down of the different payment phases in Medicare Part D and an explanation of why imposing a cap (limit) on the amount beneficiaries pay out-of-pocket each year for prescription drugs is more important than ever.