The Promising Pathway Act: A Game-Changer in Medical Treatment Access
Every day, patients reach out for assistance in accessing treatments, and for many, the options are limited or non-existent. The Promising Pathway Act has the potential to quickly change this grim reality.
Posted on: 08/26/2023
Advocate for the Promising Pathway Act: A Leap Towards Curing Brain Tumors and Other Serious Diseases
Why Your Support is Crucial
The Promising Pathway Act has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach the treatment of serious diseases, including brain tumors. This groundbreaking legislation aims to disrupt the existing regulatory framework, accelerating the development of new treatments and expanding research efforts.
What the Bill Entails
In essence, the Promising Pathway Act establishes a new conditional approval process for treatments targeting severe illnesses. This process allows for earlier access to promising therapies by minimizing the need for extensive Phase 3 trials. Instead, it introduces registry-based virtual trials that occur post-conditional approval and pre-full approval.
Every patient receiving treatment under this pathway will be part of a virtual trial, providing invaluable data that will either lead to full approval of the treatment or its withdrawal if ineffective. This real-time data will empower healthcare providers to make evidence-based decisions tailored to individual patient needs.
For a comprehensive understanding of the bill and a streamlined way to contact your elected officials, visit Virtual Trials Activism.
That page has:
- A one-page summary of the bill
- A PowerPoint presentation detailing the legislation
- The full text of the bill
- An easy way to write your representatives
CALL TO ACTION
1. Write to your Congress representatives
At the link shown above, scroll down to the applet Enter your street address and zip code, then select your relationship to brain tumors. This is only used to customize the letter - which you can also edit. Submit the form. Then enter you contact information, and you can optionally edit the letter. For example, you can talk about treatments you tried to get but couldn't . Submit the letter then ask your entire social group to do the same. We need to show these representatives that people care about this issue.
2. Ask organizations and medical providers to endorse the bill
We are actively seeking endorsement from organizations and medical professionals. If you support the Promising Pathway Act, please contact us to be included in our 1-pager and upcoming petition.
3. Help us call Committee representatives
While we need the support of all members of Congress, those serving on specific committees hold significant sway. If any of the following representatives or senators listed below represent you, please call them directly (and if you can, request a zoom meeting). If you need help knowing what to say, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help.
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee:
- Bernie Sanders (VT) (Chairman)
- Bill Cassidy, MD (LA) (Ranking Member)
- Tammy Baldwin (WI)
- Mike Braun (IN)
- Robert Casey Jr (PA)
- Susan Collins (ME)
- Roger Marshall, MD (KS)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Patty Murray (WA)
- Rand Paul (KY)
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee:
- Brett Guthrie R Kentucky – District 2 (Chairman)
- Health Larry Bucshon R Indiana – District 8 (Vice Chair)
- Anna Eshoo D California – District 16 (ranking member)
- Nanette Barragán California – District 44
- Gus Bilirakis Florida – District 12
- Lisa Blunt Rochester Delaware
- Michael Burgess Texas – District 26
- Tony Cardenas California – District 29
- Buddy Carter Georgia – District 1
- Angie Craig Minnesota – District 2
- Dan Crenshaw Texas – District 2
- Debbie Dingell Michigan – District 6
- Neal Dunn, M.D. Florida – District 2
- Diana Harshbarger Tennessee – District 1
- Richard Hudson North Carolina – District 9
- Bill Johnson Ohio – District 6
- John Joyce Pennsylvania – District 13
- Robin Kelly Illinois – District 2
- Ann Kuster New Hampshire – District 2
- Bob Latta Ohio – District 5
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington – District 5
- Mariannette Miller-Meeks Iowa – District 1
- Frank Pallone New Jersey – District 6
- Greg Pence Indiana – District 6
- Jay Obernolte California – District 23
- Raul Ruiz California – District 25
- John Sarbanes Maryland – District 3
- Kim Schrier Washington – District 8
- Morgan Griffith Virginia – District 9
- Lori Trahan Massachusetts – District 3
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