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COVID-19 and Cancer Screenings

COVID-19 and Cancer Screenings

This document provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic‘s impact on cancer screenings and diagnoses and what ACS CAN is advocating to ensure everyone has access to live-saving cancer screenings.

Cancer deaths down for 2nd year in a row, but impact of COVID remains unknown

Cancer is one of the most important health challenges our nation faces and the second leading cause of death in the United States. Now, a new study from the American Cancer Society finds that the rate of cancer-related deaths has been steadily falling over the past two decades, with dramatic declines in the past two … Continued

The Impact of ACS CAN’s Advocacy on COVID-19 Federal Relief Packages for Cancer Patients

ACS CAN is working to add critical patient provisions to the coronavirus stimulus packages being debated in Congress as well as working at the state and local levels to expand access to important health services and coverage.

JAMA Oncology: Nearly 1 in 5 Cancer Patients Less Likely to Enroll in Clinical Trials During Pandemic

A significant portion of cancer patients may be less likely to enroll in a clinical trial due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to an article published this week in JAMA Oncology, nearly 1 in 5 cancer patients surveyed said the pandemic would make them less likely to enroll in a trial. The top reason … Continued

Medicaid & COVID-19 Through the Health Equity Lens [WEBINAR]

View the full webinar from the October 13th, 2020 virtual event, featuring: Dr. Jamila Michener discussing the connection between racial disparities, COVID-19 and Medicaid; Dr. Alpa Patel sharing research from the American Cancer Society about the impact social determinants of health have on cancer patients; and Mike Perry sharing preliminary results from new messaging and … Continued

Cancer Patients and Survivors Rally Legislators Virtually Due to COVID-19

The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers. The virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, so cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the … Continued

Survey: Cancer patients increasingly face COVID-19 health impact

Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) survey of cancer patients and survivors focused on … Continued

Survey: Half of cancer researchers report their work is on hold

A survey of American Cancer Society grantees finds more than half report their cancer research has been halted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 and Cancer

This dedicated page published by the American Cancer Society provides information and resources about coronavirus and COVID-19 for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

“Theory Lab” Podcast: Special COVID-19 Episodes

What does COVID-19 mean for cancer patients and caregivers? How can they lower their risk of infection? How can everyone help reduce risk for this vulnerable population? What should cancer patients do if they are undergoing treatment? American Cancer Society-funded scientists discuss the most critical questions in cancer research and recent challenges posed by COVID-19 … Continued