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Advocacy - Partnerships

Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC)
PEAC is a patient focused coalition of organizations representing patients, health care professionals, care centers, and industry collaboratively joined together to ensure that cancer patients have equality of access (and equality of insurance coverage) to all approved anticancer regimens including, but not limited to oral and intravenous drugs, injections, surgery, radiation, transplantation, etc.

Cancer Leadership Council
The Cancer Leadership Council (CLC) is a patient-centered forum of national advocacy organizations addressing public policy issues in cancer. The CLC consists of 33 cancer patient organizations, professional societies, and research organizations.

One Voice Against Cancer
OVAC is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivers a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations at National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
NORD is a federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

Alliance for a Stronger FDA
The Alliance for a Stronger FDA is a coalition of groups committed to assuring that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers.

National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR)
The National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR) is a non-profit coalition of national organizations dedicated to the eradication of cancer through vigorous Federal and privately-supported research. The Coalition includes 26 organizations involved in cancer research, care, and advocacy. They collectively determine the priorities for national legislative advocacy positions and direct appeals for support for cancer research and quality patient care from the budgets of Federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute for Nursing Research, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wisconsin Coalition for Cancer Treatment Access (WCCTA)
The WCCTA is a group of organizations working to make sure that cancer patients in Wisconsin have equal access to chemotherapy treatment regardless of how it is administered and that equal coverage is provided of all therapies.

Hematologic Cancer Coalition
The Hematologic Cancer Coalition is a collaboration of blood cancer groups that work to increase funding for blood cancer research at the Department of Defense.

Lethal Cancer Coalition
The Lethal Cancer Coalition consists of a group of advocacy organizations that represent the eight forms of cancer with 5-year survival rates of less than 50%: ovarian (45%); myeloma (34%); brain (29.1%); stomach (24%); esophageal (15.6%); lung (15%); liver (10%); and pancreatic (5%).