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Building on opportunities in cancer research

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges in the coming year, as we stand at a critical juncture for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ...

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, ...

Need health insurance? Now is the time to act!

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Remember these dates—November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. This is the window of “open enrollment” when individuals can purchase a new health insurance plan or change their existing plan. This means that if you are currently uninsured, it’s important that you act now to purchase healthcare coverage. If you already purchased health insurance, you should review your current situation to make sure that you have the right coverage. This applies to plans that were created under health ...

CMS Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on November 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Prevention Measures for Lung Cancer Take Center Stage Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening (Alexandria, VA) Medicare recipients received welcome news today. After months of lobbying from cancer patient and advocacy organizations, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Last April, the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee ...

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