For immediate release
PAN Foundation contact:
Maggie Naples, Acting Director of Marketing and Communications
Washington, DC, (July 13, 2018) – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and SHARE Cancer Support (SHARE) today announced they are launching a new alliance to offer a broad range of support for people living with ovarian cancer. Working together, the PAN Foundation and SHARE will ensure that people living with ovarian cancer have access to both financial and patient support services, providing them with the comprehensive support needed to best manage their disease.
“While our work at PAN centers on easing the financial burden for patients and families facing diseases like ovarian cancer, we recognize that financial assistance is only one part of the story,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “By partnering with SHARE, we can connect patients to additional services and resources, including support groups, educational programs, helplines, clinical trial assistance, survivor-patient navigation and other tools that can help them achieve healthier outcomes.”
The National Cancer Institute reports that in 2018, an estimated 22,240 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“We are pleased to launch this alliance with the PAN Foundation, and provide another layer of support for our patients and families,” said SHARE Executive Director Jackie Reinhard. “We work to support the ovarian cancer communities in a variety of ways. By aligning with PAN, we can help remove cost barriers for many patients, allowing them to focus on what matters: their health.”
Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Ovarian Cancer Assistance Program are eligible to receive up to $3,700 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for ovarian cancer; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s nearly 70 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.
About the PAN Foundation:
The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $3 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.
SHARE helps women with breast or ovarian cancer to get the information and support they need to make informed choices about their medical care. SHARE’s survivor-led telephone support services, educational programs, support groups, and public-health initiatives empower patients and survivors to work through their feelings and fears, carefully consider their options, and take control of their health.
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