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New research by the Center's AJ Scheitler and Ninez Ponce recommends California policymakers address three issues to better help women access life-saving, life-extending treatment for breast cancer: Improve the pool of specialists to treat low-income women and increase the time they are allowed for care; establish quality patient navigator service; and allow patients to continue seeing their doctors even if they have a change in insurance status. 
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AJ Scheitler is the Center coordinator of stakeholder relations and lead author of new findings on three main types of barriers women with breast cancer face in California. In this brief interview, Scheitler discusses a pending state bill on breast cancer care time limits, barriers to accessing care, and gaps in awareness of patient rights.

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