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ACCC 43rd Annual Meeting - CANCERSCAPE 2017

Highlights from the ACCC 43rd Annual Meeting

Nearly 500 cancer care professionals from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital for the ACCC 43rd Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE, from March 29-31, 2017. Stakeholders and policy experts shed light on the uncertain healthcare landscape, addressing the current legislative challenges, the impact of new mandates on vulnerable patients, and the future outlook of cancer care as health policy continues to change.

On March 29, the ACCC Capitol Hill Day was led by 65 ACCC members from 143 districts who participated in 88 congressional meetings. It kicked with an inspiring speech from former senator and cancer survivor Norm Coleman (MN) who thanked ACCC members for attending Capitol Hill Day and making a difference in their communities.

ACCC members advocated on behalf of their cancer patients for access to quality care and affordable insurance coverage, a commitment to value-based care, increased funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research, and the Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1409).

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Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, reflects on her presidency and the accomplishments of ACCC during her opening remarks.

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