Cancer Policy Institute

About the Cancer Policy Institute

The Cancer Policy Institute (CPI) at the Cancer Support Community advances our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. The CPI brings together patient advocates and policy experts to ensure that the voices of cancer patients and their loved ones play a central role in federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive policy making.

We are proud to serve our community through engagement in public policy and advocacy.

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Our work is driven by policy pillars, which are centered around the values, needs, and preferences of individuals impacted by cancer.

Read About Our Aims & Positions

We work with patients, patient advocacy organizations, medical associations, and other stakeholders to advance policies aimed at improving access to, affordability of, and quality of care across the cancer continuum.

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Our educational resources are designed with advocates in mind and include advocacy tools, webinars, videos, and more.

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The CPI works in partnership with patient advocates, the CSC affiliate network, and numerous allied health care and oncology organizations to work towards a future where the nearly 17 million cancer survivors across the country have access to comprehensive, high-quality, timely, and affordable medical, social, and emotional care.

Patients are at the center of the work of the CPI. We utilize leading-edge data from our Research and Training Institute (RTI) to support our policy positions with evidence that is based in the patient experience.

Whether we are on Capitol Hill or in state legislatures, in discussions with regulators, or working in policy coalitions, our focus is always on the patient and how we can work towards a system that is truly centered on the experiences, preferences, and values of cancer patients and their loved ones.

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We provide updates on policy issues that could have an impact on the health and well-being of cancer patients and survivors.