Taking The Easy Layup: Why Brain Cancer Patients Depend On It

Taking the easy layup: Why brain cancer patients depend on it

As the NBA playoffs wind on, we may well find some parallels between the common basketball axiom of ‘not passing on an open, or easy, layup’ and Congress’ current approach toward cancer-related legislation. While receiving due credit for coming together in 2016 to pass the sweeping and complex 21st Century Cures Act, recent congresses are showing a penchant for passing up on the easy layup, opting instead for the proverbial “three-pointer” of large, high-profile legislation. And this is truly beginning to beleaguer cancer patients and patient advocates.
Currently, two non-controversial, bipartisan bills, which would greatly benefit brain tumor and other cancer …

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