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A New Way to Get Cancer Data!

A New Way to Get Cancer Data!

The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) are the official source for federal cancer data and provides information on new cancer cases and deaths for the whole U.S. population. USCS Stat Bites are a new way for you to get cancer data.

 

What You Need to Know to Protect Cancer Patients from Infection

What You Need to Know to Protect Cancer Patients from Infection

Infections can have serious complications for cancer patients. An infection can happen when your immune system is unable to fight off bacteria, viruses and other germs. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, can reduce the number of infection-fighting white blood cells and put people with cancer at a higher risk of infection.

Legislation to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials and Reduce Health Disparities Passes in House

Legislation to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials and Reduce Health Disparities Passes in House

The Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act (H.R. 1966), which would direct the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study federal policies that directly impact the participation rates of traditionally underrepresented populations in cancer clinical trials nationwide.

House Passes Fix for Medicare Cost-Sharing Loophole for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

House Passes Fix for Medicare Cost-Sharing Loophole for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act unanimously on December 9. This bipartisan legislation would phase out surprise out-of-pocket expenses that can act as a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for Medicare beneficiaries.

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