Advocacy Groups

ACCC: Association of Community Cancer Centers

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ACCC provides members with the information and resources needed to effectively advocate on the issues that are important to them. Together, we can positively influence the future of community oncology.

Phone: 301-984-9496

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CANCER ACTION NETWORK

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

ACS CAN works to make cancer a national priority. Specifically, it advocates for better access to care, cancer prevention and early detection programs, cancer research funding, regulation of tobacco by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, better quality of life for cancer patients, and attempts to raise awareness of and reduce cancer disparities

Phone: 202-661-5700

AMA: American Medical Association

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The American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center is a tireless advocate for physicians and their patients. They provide cutting edge strategies, expert counseling on best practices and turn-key resources and tools—to help state lawmakers respond to the rapidly evolving health care system. In coordination with state and national medical specialty societies, their work has resulted in the enactment and/or defeat of hundreds of proposed state laws and regulations.

Phone: 800-621-8335

ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology

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ASCO has developed an ACT Network. This website allows you to communicate with your elected officials regarding proposed policies that may impact your ability to provide the highest quality cancer care for your patients. Below you will find action alerts that provide background on these issues as well as pre-drafted messages that you can send to your elected officials with one click of the mouse. To learn more about ASCO's advocacy opportunities, please visit our Advocacy Center.

For more information on ASCO's policy positions, please visit ASCO's Policy, Positions & Guidance webpage

ASH: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY

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ASH’s Advocacy Center houses all of the Society’s policy positions, advocacy efforts, and campaigns. Hematologists and their patients can follow the latest national policy news and directly influence their representatives through ASH Action Alerts. The Center also displays ASH’s official policy statements along with testimony and correspondence related to federal regulation and private insurance developments.

Phone: 202-776-0545

COMMUNITY ONCOLOGY ALLIANCE PATIENT ADVOCACY NETWORK

Coa Patient Advocay Network

CPAN was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable care for all cancer patients. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active.

Phone: 202-729-8147

MICHIGAN CANCER CONSORTIUM (MCC)

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Join the fight against cancer by becoming a member organization in the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC), a dedicated group of public, private and voluntary organizations committed to reducing the human and economic impact of cancer in Michigan.

Read the May 2016 MCC Update

MSMS: MICHIGAN STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY

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When physicians join MSMS, they are making a strong statement about leadership for physicians and advocacy for patients. They understand that when policymakers consider issues affecting medical practice and patients, they want MSMS leadership at the table. MSMS is the physician's voice, the physician's strength and the profession's best advocate during medicine's most turbulent times.

Phone: 517-337-1351