Policy Solutions

New policies and data-driven approaches are essential to reducing cancer risk. Any effort must prioritize systemic barriers to cancer screening and services across underserved groups.

Targeted actions and policy changes that support the needs
of all patients can include:

New guidelines and recommendations for early cancer detection that keep pace with rapid technological advancements and reflect the unique needs of minority and disadvantaged populations

Incentives that drive innovation in early detection and screening technologies

Coverage of and access to early detection and screening technologies in both private and public insurance plans covering underserved communities

Better measures and standards for assessing impact of early detection and screening

Broad initiatives that promote community outreach and education

Policy Spotlight

Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act

Bipartisan legislation in Congress will help ensure people on Medicare have access to MCED tests when they are approved by the FDA. Medicare coverage is particularly important because seniors are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

12 organizations call on Congress to pass S. 1873 / H.R. 1946 because it will address cancer disparities.