Cancer Policy Institute

About the Cancer Policy Institute

The Cancer Policy Institute (CPI) at the Cancer Support Community advances our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. The CPI brings together patient advocates and policy experts to ensure that the voices of cancer patients and their loved ones play a central role in federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive policy making.

The Grassroots Network is a place where you make your voice heard at the local and national level to policymakers. Stay up-to-date and learn more about key issues that are important to patients with cancer and their loved ones.

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The work of the CPI is driven by policy pillars, which are centered around the values, needs, and preferences of individuals impacted by cancer.

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Help us improve the lives of those impacted by cancer.

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The cancer landscape today is a complex and changing environment. Advancements in research are helping people live longer, fuller lives with cancer, and social and emotional care has been recognized as a necessary component of complete cancer care. Find advocacy tools, webinars & videos, Cancer Moonshot and CPI events.

Learn about Policy & Advocacy

The CPI works in partnership with patient advocates, the CSC affiliate network, and numerous allied health care and oncology organizations to work towards a future where the nearly 17 million cancer survivors across the country have access to comprehensive, high-quality, timely, and affordable medical, social, and emotional care.

Patients are at the center of the work of the CPI. We utilize leading-edge data from our Research and Training Institute (RTI) to support our policy positions with evidence that is based in the patient experience.

Whether we are on Capitol Hill or in state legislatures, in discussions with regulators, or working in policy coalitions, our focus is always on the patient and how we can work towards a system that is truly centered on the experiences, preferences, and values of cancer patients and their loved ones.

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We provide updates on policy issues that could have an impact on the health and well-being of cancer patients and survivors.