For immediate release
PAN Foundation contact:
Maggie Naples, Director of Marketing and Communications
Washington, D.C., November 25, 2019—The PAN Foundation and the Skin Cancer Foundation today announced they are launching a new partnership to offer a broad range of support for people living with basal cell carcinoma.
Working together, the PAN Foundation and the Skin Cancer Foundation will ensure that people living with basal cell carcinoma have access to both financial and patient support services, providing them with comprehensive resources needed to best manage their condition.
“Basal cell carcinoma is curable when treatment is started promptly. Our mission is to ensure that patients can initiate their treatment without delay regardless of their ability to pay,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “Thanks to our partnership with the Skin Cancer Foundation, our patients will also have access to essential resources to learn more about their condition and what to expect during treatment.”
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, with over four million diagnosed each year in the U.S.
“Our goal is to decrease the rates of skin cancer through prevention, early detection and prompt treatment,” said Skin Cancer Foundation Executive Director Dan Latore. “Our alliance with the PAN Foundation will complement the educational resources we provide to the millions of people diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma each year and ensure that people have access to our information when they need it most.”
Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Basal Cell Carcinoma Assistance Program are eligible to receive $6,100 per year in financial assistance.
To get financial assistance for basal cell carcinoma, patients must:
-Be getting treatment for basal cell carcinoma.
-Have Medicare health insurance that covers the qualifying medication or product.
-Have an income that falls at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
How to apply
Patients, caregivers or advocates applying on their behalf can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal, or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
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.
About the Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit skincancer.org.
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