Thank you California Legislature for adopting the first-in-the-nation Cancer Patients Bill of Rights!

Cancer Patients Bill of Rights

  1. Cancer patients have a right to understand fully their diagnoses and be informed about treatment options in culturally appropriate and understandable languages.
  2. Cancer patients have a right to transparent and timely processes that ensure access to contracting oncology specialists, diagnostic testing, and accurate interpretations of those tests.
  3. Cancer patients have a right to contracting cancer subspecialists who have expertise in the treatment of their subtypes of cancers when complex decisions are needed.
  4. Cancer patients have a right to medical treatments for pain management and other services that support their overall health.
  5. Cancer patients have a right to contracting National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and leading academic medical centers for the management of complex cancers that require multiple experts or high-risk or emerging therapies.
  6. Cancer patients have a right to relevant clinical trials, medical research, and cutting-edge innovation, including evidence-supported precision medicine.

State Leaders Voice Support

August 19, 2021

California State Assemblymember
Blanca E. Rubio

California State Assemblymember
Freddie Rodriguez

California State Assemblymember
Tom Lackey

California State Assemblymember
Sharon Quirk-Silva

California State Assemblymember
Mike A. Gipson

California State Assemblymember
Akilah Weber

California State Assemblymember
Mark Stone