Legislation & Regulatory Action

Every year, hundreds of health-related bills are proposed to Congress, but only a few are passed. The Prevent Cancer Foundation works hard to support the bills that advance cancer research and prevention activities, as well as those that support the needs of cancer patients and families touched by this devastating disease. Below, you can view a sample of the bills and actions that the Foundation has most recently supported. To expand each entry, please click Read More.

Prevent Cancer Foundation has signed on to a letter published by the Cancer Leadership Council commending the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate HELP and House Energy and Commerce Committees for their efforts to develop legislation protecting the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and offering recommendations regarding the draft bill.  Read More.

As a member of the Cancer Leadership Council, Prevent Cancer Foundation has signed onto a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expressing concern over the proposed changes in the physician fee schedule update for calendar year 2013 concerning reimbursement for certain radiation oncology services.  Read More.

Prevent Cancer Foundation recently joined over 370 organizations in signing onto a letter circulated by the Genetic Alliance supporting a proposed Federal rule which would expand the rights of patients to access test results. Read More.

Prevent Cancer Foundation recently joined over 370 organizations in signing onto a letter circulated by the Genetic Alliance supporting a proposed Federal rule which would expand the rights of patients to access test results.  Read More.
Representatives John Barrow (GA-12) and Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) have submitted H.R. 5998, the USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act, which calls for increased transparency in the United States Preventative Services Task Force’s processes and rulings. To learn more about H.R. 5998 and the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s letter of endorsement, Read More.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation, along with Lung Cancer Alliance and Legacy Foundation, recently sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, addressing the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) delay in updating their lung cancer screening guidelines. Read More.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation strongly supports the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), and has written a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the subcommittee on Health urging them to support it’s reauthorization.  Read More.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin on December 16 defining what essential health benefits mean under the new Affordable Health Care Act. To learn about the bulletin and Prevent Cancer Foundation’s response to it, Read More.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation recently co-signed letters to the Department of Health and Human Services aiming to ensure patient access to clinical trials and requiring group health plans and insurance issuers to cover routine patient care costs incurred when individuals enroll in clinical trials for the prevention, detection, or treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Read More.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation strongly supports H.R. 1394 and S. 752, the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2011. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer among both men and women, resulting in approximately 222,250 new diagnoses and 157,300 deaths each year. Read More.

December 23, 2011 marks the fortieth anniversary of President Nixon’s enactment of the National Cancer Act. Read More.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to convey our support for H.R. 1676, the Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act of 2011, which aims to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by expanding federal regulation on tanning beds. Read More.

We’re pleased to partner with the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and other national partners to present the 2012 Colorectal Cancer Legislation Report Card. To see how your state fares, Read More.

To read about past legislation and regulatory actions that the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been involved with, please click here.