Survivor Views: ACS CAN Seeking Cancer Survivors for Surveys to Shape Health Policy
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking cancer patients and recent survivors to enroll in its latest Survivor Views survey project. The project is dedicated to ensuring cancer patients and survivors’ experiences are used to inform cancer-related policymaking. The survey project, which started in 2019, has provided invaluable insight on issues including the cost of prescription drugs, access to health coverage, surprise medical bills and the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on cancer patients’ access to care.
“Survivor Views has proven to be an incredible resource for providing policymakers and the press with timely and insightful perspectives on the issues shaping cancer patients’ lives,” said Lisa Lacasse, president of ACS CAN. “These views need to be heard and we want to continue being a resource for amplifying patient voices on critical policy issues, but in order to do so we need patients and survivors to enroll.”
Survivor Views surveys will comprise periodic 10-minute surveys that will focus on a range of topics important to the cancer survivor community, including access to care, patient data and privacy and cancer survivorship. The project aims to include a total of 3,000 cancer survivors who were diagnosed and/or treated for cancer within the last seven years while being reflective of the diversity of cancer patients and various types of cancer.
Qualified participants include:
· Cancer survivors who have been diagnosed or received treatment for their cancer within the last seven years.
· Residents of the United States or a U.S. territory.
· Over the age of 18
Those interested in participating should visit: www.fightcancer.org/SurvivorViews45 to enroll. To learn more about how ACS CAN has impacted public health policy over the decades. Visit www.fightcancer.org/20-years-acs-can.
About ACS CAN at 20
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we Are more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.