Advocacy/Policy

Read April 9, 2021

Spotlight on Health Equity

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. This month, for National Minority Health Month, we are spotlighting health equity in cancer care. Read on to learn more about this important topic from Eucharia Borden, CSC’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services.
A young father holds his two children in his arms in a field of flowers
Read March 19, 2021

Medical Experts Expand Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently expanded recommendations for lung cancer screening. The group now recommends that adults with a long history of smoking should begin getting annual low-dose CT scans at age 50—5 years earlier than previously recommended. This update will make an estimated 15 million people eligible for lung cancer screening.
doctor with arms folded across his chest
Read March 18, 2021

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Talk Screening

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to encouraging patients, survivors, and caregivers to share their stories, advocate for colorectal cancer prevention, and inform others about the importance of early detection. Read part 2 in our 3-part blog series, focused on colorectal cancer screening.
Read March 17, 2021

Access to Medications Under Medicare’s 6 "Protected Classes" Policy Remains the Same

On March 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would not move forward with proposed policy changes that would allow health plans to reduce their coverage of drugs in Medicare’s 6 “protected classes.” The Cancer Support Community applauds this decision, as this policy change would have had negative consequences for patients, including those impacted by cancer.
Gus Robertson smiles in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Read March 10, 2021

March Advocate Spotlight: Gus Robertson

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. Read on to learn more about Gus and his work in cancer advocacy.
February's Advocate Spotlight features Phylicia Woods, CSC's Executive Director of the Cancer Policy Institute
Read February 10, 2021

February Advocate Spotlight: Phylicia Woods, JD, MSW

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. Read on to learn more about Phylicia, CSC’s new Executive Director of the Cancer Policy Institute.
People of many races clasp hands in unity
Read February 5, 2021

Take Action for World Cancer Day

The Cancer Support Community marked World Cancer Day with special activities to raise awareness of the patient experience and ways to ensure equal access to treatment for everyone. There are still many opportunities to get involved and advocate for the cancer community and health-equity policies.