Advocate for Change
Susan G. Komen’s national advocacy agenda includes issues important to the breast cancer community, including:
- Protecting federal funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), to ensure all women have access to potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening;
- Ensuring continued federal investment in biomedical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and
- Requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for oral anti-cancer drugs on a basis that is no less favorable than what’s already provided for intravenously administered chemotherapy, to protect patients from high out-of-pocket costs.
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