ACS CAN survey finds affordability is the leading policy priority for cancer patients and survivors

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Protecting free preventive cancer screenings and reducing the burden of medical debt are the top issues of concern for cancer patients and survivors today, according to a new survey by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that asked participants to select their leading policy priorities for the year.

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and the National Minority Quality Forum established three key areas of policy focus as part of the Alliance for Cancer Care Equity joint collaboration, including advancing diversity in clinical trials, improving cancer screening and early detection, and increasing access to patient navigation.