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The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and ...

Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Posted by Emily White on April 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn't a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It's not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember thinking, “Fight Colo...WHAT?!” when listening to a voicemail from our (now) President Anjee Davis asking me to meet her for an ...

King v. Burwell: What the Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of individuals gain access to health care. The law addressed three of the major factors in a dysfunctional health care system—cost, quality and access. As of February 2015 over 19 million people have signed up for health insurance plans made available by the ACA. However, the Supreme Court could potentially risk dismantling this new health care system through the case, King V. Burwell.

Don’t Miss Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro at DFA 2015

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro as the keynote speakers for the 2015 Dialogue for Action conference. Are you interested in how big data is transforming the traditional health care system? If so, join Pat Keran, the Senior Director of Innovation, Research and Development at UnitedHealth Group, as he delivers our opening keynote presentation. Pat will discuss the present and future of big data in health care. As a ...

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