The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) advocates for quality care for all people touched by cancer. For general media inquiries, please contact us online or by phone at 301.650.9127.
NCCS Press Releases
NCCS Applauds CMS Test of Care Choices for Cancer Patients
April 7, 2014
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) applauds the recent decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to initiate the Medicare Care Choices Model, a project to evaluate the impact of permitting Medicare patients to receive ongoing curative care while also receiving hospice care.
NCCS Names Shelley Fuld Nasso as CEO
October 17, 2013
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) announces the appointment of Shelley Fuld Nasso as Chief Executive Officer. Fuld Nasso previously served as Senior Director of Public Policy at NCCS and with her appointment as CEO, will assume responsibility for executing NCCS’ efforts to ensure that improving the quality of cancer care in the United States remains a federal priority. She will lead the management team with Ellen Stovall, Senior Health Policy Advisor, and Nina Wendling, who was recently named Chief Operating Officer.
NCCS Announces Appointment of Cancer Policy Advisors
September 19, 2013
Today the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) announces the appointment of a group of leaders in the oncology field to serve as Cancer Policy Advisors. The slate of advisors includes leading researchers, oncologists, scholars, payers, and cancer center and survivorship program directors, who will provide guidance to NCCS as it represents cancer patients and survivors on policy issues related to cancer care delivery, payment, and quality improvement.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Hails Findings of IOM Report on Cancer Care
September 10, 2013
Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis.” According to the IOM, the American cancer care system is at a crucial point due to three failings: it is often not patient-centered, does not provide well-coordinated care, and does not always encourage evidence-based treatment decisions.
NCCS to Convene Expert Panel on the Influence of the Media on the Cancer Experience
August 20, 2013
The annual NCCS Rays of Hope® event will take place on Thursday, September 26th at The Newseum in Washington, DC. The Emmy Award-Winning creator of The Big C, Darlene Hunt, and the CEO and founder of the Center for Advancing Health, Jessie Gruman, will also be recognized for their work. Tickets are available online, and cancer survivors, health policy experts, patient advocates, health care providers, government representatives and others with an interest in improving the quality of cancer care are encouraged to attend.
Bipartisan Bill to Improve Cancer Care is Introduced in House by Representatives Capps and Boustany
June 25, 2013
Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-LA) today introduced the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act (H.R. 2477), which would significantly improve the quality and coordination of care for Medicare patients with cancer. The bill is the top federal policy priority of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS).