Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ACS CAN: Cost of Cancer Policy Forum | Aug. 7, 2019

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its annual Northern Ohio policy forum in Cleveland on August 7, 2019 at the Global Center for Innovation. This event will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, business, research and academia to capture the latest and best thinking about the current issues of coverage and patient costs of cancer medications under their health coverage. This event will focus on the cancer patient’s current ability to find a health plan that covers the therapies they need at a cost they can afford, while also examining current trends in plan benefit designs. The discussion will include key stakeholders from throughout the oncology community, including leaders in business, academia, public policy, patient advocacy, provider groups, as well as other key stakeholders. ACS CAN will use this event to help illustrate and answer the following:

Discussion Points:

  • Patient expectations about access to cancer therapies under their health coverage
  • Current trends in coverage of cancer therapies under private health plans
  • Current trends in patient costs for cancer therapies covered under their health plan
  • Current issues around transparency of drug coverage under a health plan
  • Utilization management of cancer medications impact on patient access
  • State legislation and regulations to improve access to cancer therapies


Nikki Antonio, State Senator

Dee Ann Bialecki-Haase MD, MBA, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, Promedica

Jillian Dura, Clinical Pharmacist-Specialty Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic

Diane Wofsey, Nurse Navigator Mercy Breast Care Center, Mercy Canton

Gilbert Padula,MD, Cancer Center Director, Summa Health

Price: $25


Global Center for Health Innovation | 1 St. Clair NE | Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Lauren Coatoam
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network