For cancer patients, their families and caregivers, there is no such thing as "too fast" when it comes to receiving new treatments. And while we all hope for the breakthrough that will end cancer, the reality is that every incremental step can save, prolong, or improve the quality of many people's lives, right now. Each step helps us better understand cancer and potentially better treat cancer.

Yet, progress in cancer care does not happen in a vacuum. Public policy and health care decisions influence how new medicines are discovered and how patients access them. Unfortunately, many of these decisions have yet to catch up with this latest global scientific and medical understanding of cancer. But with your help, there is something we can do about it.