On May 19, the California Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987) to the Senate floor. The Cancer Care IS Different Coalition issued the following statement:
“The Cancer Care Is Different Coalition thanks members of the California Senate Appropriations Committee for advancing the California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987), moving us one step closer to making it easier for cancer patients from traditionally underserved communities to access the latest cancer treatments, clinical trials and specialized care that could mean the difference between life or death.
“We are grateful for Chairman Anthony Portantino’s leadership and look forward to building on this momentum to make optimal cancer care a reality for those in need.
“This legislation cannot wait, and we now encourage the full Senate to join the fight against cancer care inequity and pass the bill immediately.”
The California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987) is now before the full Senate for consideration.