Spirit of Advocacy – 2020 CPAN Highlights

2020 was filled with many challenges for patients, survivors and providers. Yet, despite these challenges a bright light remained - interest and dedication to advocacy. Click here to read The Spirit of Advocacy 2020 Highlights from COA’s Patient Advocacy Network

Genesis Cancer Center CPAN Chapter Launch Event

Genesis Cancer Center will host a CPAN Chapter Launch Event CPAN Welcomes Genesis Cancer Center Welcome to our newest CPAN chapter! On Friday, December 18, 2020, we did a virtual launch of our newest CPAN chapter at Genesis Cancer Center in Arkansas. Thank you to Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers, Jennifer Hare, RN, Dana Threadgill, Jan

CPAN Advocacy Chat: COA’s Crystal Ball – What can we expect in 2021?

January 13, 2021 at 12 pm ET Join the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) for a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 12 p.m. ET! Ted Okon, COA’s executive director, will provide insight into multiple hot topic policy issues impacting patient care in 2021. From PBM’s to drug pricing issues

December 2020 News Bulletin and Updates

Advances in medicine, technology, and knowledge have increased patients’ chances of survival, but oncology practices must prepare some patients for the possibility of end-of-life care and acceptance of death. Tomorrow at 12 pm ET, join Kashyap Patel, MD, vice president of COA and CEO of Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates and COA’s Rose Gerber

November 2020 News Bulletin and Updates

Up Next: Between Life and Death: From Despair to Hope Advances in medicine, technology, and knowledge have increased the chances that patients with cancer will survive their disease. Some patients will not survive a cancer diagnosis, however, which means that physicians must prepare patients for the possibility of end-of-life care and even acceptance of death. 

CPAN Advocacy Chat: Between Life and Death: From Despair to Hope

December 9, 2020 at 12 pm ET Advances in medicine, technology, and knowledge have increased the chances that patients with cancer will survive their disease. Some patients will not survive a cancer diagnosis, however, which means that physicians must prepare patients for the possibility of end of life care and even acceptance of death. On

CPAN Advocacy Chat: The 2020 State of Cancer Survivorship

With over 17 million cancer survivors in the US, the November 2020 Advocacy Chat will provide insight into the perspectives on the cancer survivorship journey. Rose Gerber, COA’s Director of Patient Advocacy and Education, and Shelley Fuld Nasso, Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), will discuss the NCCS’s 2020 State of Cancer

October 2020 News Bulletin and Updates

Some insurers require patients and oncologists to use drugs delivered by their preferred third-party pharmacies (also referred to as specialty pharmacies) or make patients face higher out-of-pocket costs. This is called "white" or "brown" bagging, depending on how it is mandated, and these policies interfere with oncologists’ ability to treat patients safely, which may put

CPAN Advocacy Chat: Emotional and Financial Resources for Cancer Patients

September 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET Cancer patients need compassion, care, and access to resources. Our special guest was Patricia Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare, a leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer. Trish joined Rose Gerber, COA Director of