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.
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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.
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.
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.