COVID-19

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Listen December 23, 2020

Spotlight on Coronavirus: Vaccines

This episode in our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus takes a close look at the vaccines that will help combat the COVID-19 pandemic—how they work...
Read November 13, 2020

The Biden-Harris Transition and Cancer Patients

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) looks forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration in a collaborative and transparent manner to put patients first. As such, CSC has created and shared with the Biden-Harris Administration a transition document that asks the incoming administration to consider a variety of recommendations and guiding principles in order to advance innovation, collaboration, and urgency in the fight against cancer, and protect and promote access to affordable and comprehensive health and cancer care.

What Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers Need to Know about COVID-19

For many cancer patients and survivors with compromised immune systems, the reporting on this public health emergency may likely be source of anxiety. At a time when information is coming at us at a rapid pace, we are putting Coronavirus resources for you here, in one place. Read on to view the actions CSC are taking to provide support to individuals affected by cancer.
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Read September 11, 2020

Step Therapy: What Patients Need to Know

One of the major themes dominating health care discussions today is that health care costs in the United States are proving unsustainable. Practices known as utilization management (UM) are one of the ways by which health care costs have been addressed. As part of the Forum on Utilization Management, the Cancer Policy Institute (CPI) is releasing a series of blogs aimed at educating patients about different UM practices and techniques, how they impact access to care, as well as advocacy opportunities to address those barriers to care. Read this third blog in the series to learn more about Step Therapy.
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Read August 14, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Voting this November

The 2020 election is quickly approaching. Due the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, voting in your state may look a little different this election. In this blog, you will find information to help you prepare for the November 3rd general election.
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Read June 29, 2020

The Affordable Care Act: An Update

The ACA has provided health insurance coverage to millions of Americans through the establishment of individual marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid. It also has protected Americans with pre-existing conditions and allowed young adults to stay on their parent's insurance until the age of 26. Read on to learn about the impact the law has had on the cancer community as well as the current threat to the ACA.
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Read June 5, 2020

Holding Fear in its Proper Place

Everywhere you turn people are grappling with fears both real and imagined. There are no easy answers but amid such fraught times we have to find ways to continually challenge our fears. Nancy suggests three simple things to try.