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Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 New recommendations for colorectal cancer screening Last week, the American Cancer Society released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening that say everyone of average risk should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. May 25, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 Right-to-try bill passes Earlier this week, the House passed the Senate-originated “right-to-try” bill, sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), in a 250-169 vote. This would allow terminally ill patients to request experimental drugs directly from manufacturers before they have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill has now […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. May 11, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 Trump expected to make drug pricing announcement President Trump is expected to make an announcement today detailing his plans to lower prescription drug pricing. Curbing the cost of drugs was a key part of Trump’s platform during the election in 2016. The administration had previously set multiple dates to release the plan, […]

Guide to the Affordable Care Act

What’s in the Affordable Care Act? The incoming Republican-controlled House and Senate, along with President-Elect Donald Trump, have announced that one of their first orders of business will be to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.  The ACA has provided insurance to 20 million previously uninsured Americans, but has […]

What's Happening in Congress

What’s Happening in Congress Congress returned from summer recess this week and has only a few weeks left to finish their work before they break before the election. The House is in session until Sept. 30, and the Senate session ends on Oct. 7. They have two big things they need to accomplish before they […]

Markup scheduled tomorrow morning for House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Budget

In advance of markup, the House Appropriations Committee today released a draft of the bill. The draft bill would give $33.3 billion for National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $1.25 billion (3.9 percent) increase from the current level. The National Cancer Institute would receive $5.3 billion, an increase of $124 million (2.4 percent) from last […]

Host Your Own Moonshot Summit

On June 29, Vice President Biden is hosting a Moonshot Summit in Washington D.C. to discuss the goals of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. You can set up your own event by bringing together members of your community who are passionate about accelerating progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. Click here for more information […]

Join Our Monthly Advocacy Call

Interested in getting more involved in our advocacy program? Join our monthly conference call on THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd at 8:00pm EST. We’ll talk about current policy issues, what you can do, and what we’ll be working on in the coming months. Register for the call below. If you want more information, contact Maggie Klee, maggie.klee@preventcancer.org. […]

FY17 Health Spending Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies bill. The bill gives $34 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a $2 billion increase (6.2 percent) from last year. The National Cancer Institute will receive a little more than $5.4 billion in the bill, […]

Monthly Advocacy Call Cancelled

Tonight’s Monthly Advocacy Call Is Cancelled We will back for our next call on Thursday, June 16 at 8 PM EST. For more information on upcoming calls and advocacy news, join our advocacy list. Questions? Contact Maggie Klee at 703-837-3687 or maggie.klee@preventcancer.org.