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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Biden Signs Executive Order Strengthening Patient Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
President Biden signed an executive order aimed at expanding health coverage options and reexamining policies that create barriers to patient access to care. Read on to learn more about the executive order.
The Washington Post and Other Top Media Outlets Feature CSC on Cancer Patients’ Needs During Meeting with First Lady
On just the second full day of the new Biden-Harris administration, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden called upon the Cancer Support Community to tell the story of people living with cancer during COVID-19.