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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.

Addressing HPV Concern with Motivational Interviewing and Other Strategies

Addressing HPV Concern with Motivational Interviewing and Other Strategies

The National Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Organization, HPV Immunization Projects hosts a free webinar about strategies for improving HPV immunization rates using Motivational Interviewing.

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