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Take Action on World Cancer Day

Did you know that more than 8 million people across the world die from cancer each year? That's close to the number of people who live in New York City! In the United States, nearly 600,000 people died from cancer in 2016 (National Cancer Institute, 2016). "We can. I can." This is the call

By | 2017-02-02T14:54:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer develops in the cells lining the cervix (the lower end of the uterus). Almost 13,000 American women will be diagnosed with the disease this year and over 4,000 women will die from it. However, cervical cancer is largely preventable. Take some time in January—Cervical Health Awareness Month—to learn how to protect yourself

By | 2017-01-23T23:00:55+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

21st Century Cures Passes the House and Senate

The 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of sweeping, bipartisan legislation that aims to transform the ways we can discover, develop, and deliver new treatments and cures, passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and the U.S. Senate yesterday. It is now poised to be signed by President Obama, who has indicated strong

By | 2016-12-08T16:20:01+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World AIDS Day and Cancer

HIV/AIDS is a deadly disease that has had a tremendous impact on the lives of millions across the world. Since the start of the epidemic in the 1980s, approximately 78 million people have become infected, and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Further, there are approximately 2.1 million new infections each year. However,

By | 2016-12-01T21:09:51+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Although pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, its causes are not well understood. As November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we are focusing on risk factors, warning signs and resources you can turn to for help. With an 8% survival rate, pancreatic cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate of any major

By | 2016-11-28T20:03:59+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was a lightning rod for controversy during this year’s presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton pledged to expand aspects of the plan. By contrast, President-elect Donald Trump promised a complete repeal, saying, “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately

By | 2016-11-21T15:30:04+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|0 Comments

New Regulation for the Affordable Care Act Protects the “T” but Omits the “L,G,B,Q”

New Regulations from Office of Civil Rights A recent rule from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is being heralded as a victory for improving health equity and reducing health disparities. The new rule implements the nondiscrimination clause of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557), improves language assistance

By | 2016-08-26T19:48:34+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Survivorship Care Plans: A Resource for You and Your Team

For many cancer survivors, completing treatment can mean relief: It’s the closing of one chapter and turning a page to the next. However, ending treatment can also come with lots of questions and uncertainty. It may be difficult to resume your normal routines of work and family; you may be dealing with anxiety over the

By | 2016-11-17T15:01:06+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Patient-Engaged Care

In May, the National Academy of Medicine held a meeting focused on furthering patient- and family-engaged healthcare. Patients, patient advocates, healthcare providers, researchers, and representatives from government agencies and organizations involved in patient care, program, and policies came together to talk about ways to build on research to promote patient- and family-engaged care. On one

By | 2016-11-17T15:01:06+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

National Health Care Decisions Day: It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late

Health care decisions can be overwhelming. Planning can help. National Health Care Decisions Day (NHCDD), on April 16, is a national initiative to "inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning" (www.nhdd.org). It encourages patients to make health care decisions about what is most important to them including

By | 2016-11-17T15:01:06+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments