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Better Treatment for Cancer Patients

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Please join the Cancer Survivors Caucus for a preview of study findings on patient needs and experiences with the National Coalition on Cancer Survivorship.

Cancer has touched nearly every person in the United States in some way. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 over 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and more than 600,000 people will lose their battles with cancer. Key to supporting patients and improving outcomes is providing individualized care.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) launched a cancer survivorship survey to understand the needs and experiences surrounding cancer survivorship across a range of cancer patients. The results confirmed what we have been hearing from patients for years: there are major gaps in cancer care when it comes to addressing the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment including transitioning to post-treatment care and financial toxicity. In this roundtable discussion, NCCS will provide an overview of the survey results, what gaps were identified, and where we can go from here.

Please join us for this roundtable with NCCS on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in Cannon 122. Staff are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Ethan Van Ness in Congressman DeSaulnier’s office at ethan.vanness@mail.house.gov or 5-2095 or Jay Gulshen in Congressman Carter’s office at jay.gulshen@mail.house.gov or 5-5831.