Jeff Allen, PhD
Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS
As the 21st Century Cures Act approaches its 4th anniversary, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) convened a working group made up of multidisciplinary experts from across the country to analyze current issues related to the 21st Century Cures Act and to develop recommendations for future policy improvements. The Co-Chairs of the working group—Jeff Allen, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Friends of Cancer Research, and Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS, NCCN Board Chair and Breast Medical Oncologist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center—presented the following recommendations:
It was ambitious and it was controversial, but the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) made it through both houses of Congress and was signed into law in December 2016. Sponsored by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), the landmark legislation funded new medical...