Recent Events

Event date: June 29 – Congratulations to Pontchartrain Cancer Center, our newest CPAN Chapter. Speakers for this event included, David Oubre, MD and Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Operating Officer.

The chapter brings together cancer patients and survivors, caregivers and family members, oncology and other medical professionals, and community members to preserve local, quality, affordable cancer care for all. For cancer patients, having care that’s close to home is especially important – a task that has become tougher as more than 380 community oncology clinics have closed nationwide since 2008, due in part to Medicare payment policies. At the same time, many hospitals and health systems are consolidating, leaving fewer locally owned or managed options for cancer patients.

Pontchartrain Cancer Center, June 2017


Event date: June 21 – The CPAN chapter at Dayton Physicians Network hosted a fantastic advocacy education event.

Highlights included a discussion on cancer survivorship, patient and physician concerns related to Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and presentations from CPAN advocates who attended the recent Capitol Hill Day and 2017 Community Oncology Conference.

Congratulations and thanks to the Dayton Physicians Network (DPN) leadership team, and all attendees for their participation in the program!

Dayton Physicians Network, June 2017


Event date: June 16 – Congratulations to the CPAN advocates at Oncology Specialists of Charlotte on a successful education event. Justin Favaro, MD, PhD, gave an update on Pharmacy Benefit Managers, 340B Hospital Drug Pricing Program and the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act.

Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, June 2017