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Legislation & Public Policy

Cancer is a medical, political, social, psychological, and economic issue that needs strong advocates like you. Every day, legislators and regulators make decisions that impact the lives of more than 14.5 million cancer survivors, their families, and all potential cancer patients. It’s important to make sure your voice is heard. You have a unique perspective as a cancer patient, a survivor, a caregiver, or a friend or family member that needs to be heard.

How can you help protect high-quality cancer care in your community?

Decisions made in Washington, D.C., and Austin affect your cancer treatment. Cancer is a complex and expensive disease to treat. Texas Oncology supports legislation and policy that would save cancer patients money while eliminating barriers to high-quality, community-based cancer care. Visit the sites below to learn how you can become involved and make a difference in ensuring quality cancer care for patients.

The US Oncology Network LegisLink
Texas Oncology works with The US Oncology Network to advocate for cancer care among U.S. lawmakers. Advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local levels help protect the interests of our patients and physicians. Your help is needed to promote public understanding of community-based oncology care.

Visit the LegisLink Action Center to learn more and find out how you can be involved. The LegisLink Action Center is the main vehicle for cancer-care advocacy. Through LegisLink, you can:

  • Learn about legislative issues affecting cancer care in various state and federal governments.
  • Search for lawmakers in your area and find complete contact information.
  • Find resources for setting up cancer center site visits.
  • View our Principles for Reform.
  • Join our Good Government Committee.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
The Cancer Action Network (CAN) is the non-partisan advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society. The mission of ACS is to elevate cancer issues to a national level and involve patients, survivors, and friends in their advocacy efforts.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, advocates for legislation and regulations that increase access to high-quality cancer care.

National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
The National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) advocates for quality cancer care. The NCCS works with elected officials for all people touched by cancer. Representing cancer patients and survivors, NCCS works with legislators and policymakers in efforts to improve quality of care and quality of life.