With the help of over 200,000 Komen advocates and Komen’s network of more than 100 domestic affiliates, Susan G. Komen is aggressively advocating for policies that will increase the qulity of life for breast cancer survivors and ultimately lead to discovering the cures.
Komen’s 2014 Advocacy Priorities include:
- Protecting federal and state funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), to ensure all women have access to potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening. Read more here.;
- Ensuring continued federal investment in cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Department of Defense (DoD), to discover and deliver the cures. Read more here;
- Requiring insurance companies provide coverage for oral anti-cancer drugs on a basis that is no less favorable than what is already provided for intravenously-administered chemotherapy, to protect patients from high out-of-pocket costs. Read more here.; and
- Expanding Medicaid coverage to ensure the availability of the full-range of breast health services to low-income women, including cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment.
You can support Komen’s advocacy efforts by registering for the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure and visiting our Advocacy booth on Race Day and, most importantly, by responding to our calls to action when need arise.