Texas oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo looks toward American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s ‘How Do You Measure Up?’ report due to be published next month.
‘How Do You Measure Up?’ is an annual report compiled by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, detailing where each U.S. state stands on critical issues impacting cancer patients and survivors. Oncology specialist Dr. Eugenio Galindo, who serves the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas, reveals more about the upcoming report.
“Now in its 17th year, the 2019 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ‘How Do You Measure Up?’ report will be published next month,” Dr. Galindo explains.
The annual report, he says, focuses on preventing new cases of cancer, developing innovative cures and treatments, and ensuring that all cancer patients in America have access to the lifesaving medical care which they need. “State legislators play an essential role in this fight,” adds the cancer specialist.
According to respected oncology specialist Dr. Galindo, laws passed at state and local levels drastically help to improve the lives of both cancer patients and cancer survivors, and, supported by the work of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, play a vital role in the nationwide fight against the disease.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy group, working to save lives through involvement, influence, and impact, according to the organization. “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society,” Dr. Galindo further explains.
“The network works tirelessly to educate the public, elected officials, and candidates on cancer’s dreadful toll on public health, encouraging them to make the disease a top priority,” he adds.
Dr. Eugenio Galindo, meanwhile, is an experienced physician specializing in oncology, certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Galindo has served in the Rio Grande Valley area for almost 30 years and is an active participant in bringing the latest in cancer treatment and screening to the southernmost tip of South Texas. The doctor has also authored several influential medical publications on the subject of oncology.
Last year’s 68-page American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ‘How Do You Measure Up?’ report focused on access to care, increased access to Medicaid, cancer pain control, palliative care, and tobacco excise taxes, among numerous other important topics.
“The 2018 report also addressed breast and cervical cancer early detection programs and access to colorectal screening,” adds Dr. Galindo, wrapping up, “something which I hope to see more of in this year’s report, due to be published next month.”
‘How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, 2019’ will be published in August.