Advocacy/Policy

Read June 14, 2022

Cancer Champions on Capitol Hill: Rep. Tom Cole

Each month we've been spotlighting a member of Congress who supports legislation and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. This month, we recognize Rep. Tom Cole of the 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma.
Read May 13, 2022

Cancer Champions on Capitol Hill: Rep. Jim McGovern

Each month we are spotlighting a member of Congress who supports legislation and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. This month, we recognize Rep. Jim McGovern of the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts.
Read April 14, 2022

Cancer Champions on Capitol Hill: Senator Susan Collins

Each month we are spotlighting a member of Congress who supports legislation and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. This month, we recognize Sen. Susan Collins of Maine as a cancer champion.
Read March 15, 2022

High-Deductible Health Plans: What Patients Need to Know

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are an increasingly popular type of health plan, especially for employer-sponsored plans. This blog explains how these health plans work and certain risks they can pose for enrollees — particularly for those with a chronic health condition or serious illness, such as cancer.
Denyse smiles in a black dress and gold necklace
Read March 10, 2022

Advocate Spotlight: Denyse Phipps Crank

Next up in our Advocate Spotlight series, we highlight CSC patient advocate and cancer survivor Denyse Phipps Crank. In our Q&A with Denyse, she talks about her personal experience with cancer. She also describes what it was like to attend President Biden's historic announcement at the White House on Feb. 2, when he relaunched the Cancer Moonshot initiative with a call to action on cancer screening and early detection. Read on to learn more about Denyse.
Portrait of board member Clay Alspach
Read February 14, 2022

Advocate Spotlight: Clay Alspach, JD

This month, as part of its Advocate Spotlight series, our Cancer Policy Institute is highlighting Clay Alspach, JD, a principal based in Washington, D.C. Clay recently joined CPI’s Advisory Board, which advocates to make the patient voice heard in policy and decision making. Read on to learn more about Clay and his cancer advocacy work.
A group of people reflecting diverse ages and races stands in a circle, clasps one another's hands in unity and raises them to the sky
Read January 31, 2022

Take Action for World Cancer Day

Despite innovation and advancements in cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatments, disparities persist across the cancer care continuum, from screening to survivorship. The Cancer Support Community is marking World Cancer Day 2022 with 3 simple activities you can do now to help close the gap in cancer care.
Aaryn Kopp smiles while standing near a lake
Read October 11, 2021

October Advocate Spotlight: Aaryn Kopp

This month’s featured cancer advocate is Aaryn Kopp. She shares advice for others who are interested in becoming an advocate: “Small steps can lead to big things.” Read on to learn more about Aaryn and her goal to leverage her skills to help those most in need.
Kerri Susko wears a black business suit and smiles from a wooden bridge beside trees
Read September 13, 2021

September Advocate Spotlight: Kerri Susko

This month’s featured cancer advocate is Kerri Susko, LISW-CP, OSW-C. Kerri is the Director of CSC at Prisma Health Cancer Institute. For other aspiring cancer advocates, she offers this advice: “The smallest step is a step toward change.” Read on to learn more about Kerri and how she's making an impact in the cancer community.