Welcome & Updates

Welcome!

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.
 
I would like to begin by providing you with a brief overview of our organization. The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), is a national organization whose primary focus is advocating for the preservation of community oncology (privately owned physician practices). Since the majority of cancer patients are treated in the community oncology setting, it is vital that patients understand the national issues that ultimately impact their local care.
 
The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) was created to ensure that the patient voice is included in the local and national dialogue for all issues related to community cancer care.
 
CPAN is an inclusive non cancer type specific national organization with members from community oncology practices across the U.S. Our CPAN advocates include cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers and oncology providers with a shared interest in all issues related to community oncology.
 
If you are looking for an immediate way to get involved, please start by visiting our Get Involved section.
 
Thank you for visiting our website.
 
 
Rose Gerber

Director of Patient Advocacy & Education
 

What's Happening?

Community Oncology Alliance State of Community Oncology and 2017 Priorities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) hosted a “State of the Union” briefing on the state of community oncology at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. More than 100 representatives of national cancer care, patient advocacy, provider, and industry organizations heard updates on...
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Medicare Part B Experiment Dead

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) believes that, rx for all intents and purposes, the Medicare Part B experiment (demo) on cancer care is dead. Late last week, top Democrats, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, requested that the Obama administration not release the...
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CPAN Director’s Report – Newsletter November 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season. In our previous newsletter, you learned about our CPAN advocates on Capitol Hill meeting with congressional staff to deliver the CPAN message – We Support the Cure and Advocate for the Care. They shared their patient stories and what community oncology means...
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CPAN National Updates – Newsletter November 2016

CPAN National Advocacy Educational Call Series On September 20, CPAN introduced its first national advocacy education call. The intent of the call is to allow all interested participants the opportunity to learn about COA’s patient advocacy efforts. Our CPAN medical co-chair, Erin Dunbar, M.D, provided a presentation on the important...
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Education Corner – Newsletter November 2016

COA Initiatives Maintaining patient access to oral medications – CVS Health Caremark Issue. Good news for patients read here >> General Cancer News   November National Cancer Awareness Month Lung Cancer Awareness Lung Cancer Alliance National Cancer Institute/Lung Cancer Marrow Awareness The Bone Marrow Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Pancreatic Cancer Action...
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CPAN Utah advocates in action

Thank you to our CPAN leaders Randy Mansfield, Dr. Rick Frame, Dr. Heidi Regenass as well as the Cancer Wellness House: Non-Profit Organization in Utah for hosting a COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) educational evening last week. The survivors in attendance gained insight into national oncology issues such as COA’s...
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CPAN Newsletter – November 2016

Check out our November edition of the CPAN Newsletter. Read about what our advocates have been doing, ampoule upcoming state and practice based events and more. Read CPAN  Newsletter Here