Press Releases

August 19, 2021

Leading Cancer Coalition Praises Passage of First-in-the-Nation California Cancer Patients Bill of Rights

California Legislature passes Cancer Patients Bill of Rights establishing six rights for cancer patients to ensure access to the care they need Join Cancer Care is Different for a virtual event Friday, August 20, at 9:30 AM PT with remarks from Sen. Susan Rubio (D-District 22), Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-District 64), City of Hope CEO […]

February 4, 2021

New coalition launches bid for Cancer Patients Bill of Rights and multiyear Cancer Care Is Different platform

Introduced today in the state Senate, legislation details six rights for every cancer patient in California Initiated by City of Hope, partners include American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, California Chronic Care Coalition and International Myeloma Foundation DUARTE, Calif. – Today, as communities and organizations across the globe commemorate World Cancer Day, a coalition of […]


In the News

September 27, 2021

Cancer Without Chemotherapy: ‘A Totally Different World’

A growing number of cancer patients, especially those with breast and lung cancers, are being spared the dreaded treatment in favor of other options.

September 3, 2021

The Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights: Helping cancer care find its way again

Incredible advances in cancer care are of no benefit to cancer patients if they can’t access them. Sadly, for too many cancer patients, our current system places barriers in their path to accessing the optimal clinical care for their diagnosis.

August 27, 2021

California set to adopt first-in-the-nation “Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights”

According to Joseph Alvarnas, MD, vice president of government affairs at City of Hope, 55% of cancer patients in California don’t receive care consistent with clinical guidelines from national comprehensive cancer networks.

March 9, 2021

Dr. Jandial: The cancer patient bill of rights

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 9, 2021.

February 19, 2021

City of Hope leads Cancer Patients Bill of Rights resolution, aimed at expanding access to unleash the full benefits of cancer care innovation

A profound, difficult, seemingly impossible human journey begins with the words, “you have cancer.”

May 31, 2020

Less Than 50% of Patients With Cancer Received NCCN-Concordant Care in California From 2004 to 2016

Results of a retrospective analysis released during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program suggested that prescribing cancer medications in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines appeared to confer better disease-specific survival for patients across 8 different malignancies found in the California Cancer Registry during 2004 to 2016.

December 8, 2019

A clinical trial saved my life. So why aren’t more cancer patients enrolling?

August 2, 2019

Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

July 16, 2019

By Targeting Each Patient’s Unique Tumor, Precision Medicine Is Crushing Once-Untreatable Cancers. But Only a Fraction of Patients Currently Benefit. Can Medicine Close the Gap?

December 6, 2016

Medicaid cancer patients receive subpar care

November 19, 2015

Medi-Cal cancer patients don’t fare much better than the uninsured, UC Davis study says

November 16, 2015

Medi-Cal patients with cancer fare worse than those with other coverage

November 6, 2015

Cancer Patients on Medi-Cal Do Worse Than Those with Other Insurance

June 4, 2014

Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care: Studies