By: Andy Robeznieks | MedCityNews

There will be some 2,200 scientific presentations offered at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting starting Friday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, but one of the more noteworthy sessions will be held several blocks away, where patient advocates will be speaking out against barriers to care created by the insurance industry and other forces.

“The fundamental goal is to broadcast and amplify the authentic voice of patients and the vital concerns we have about the barriers to access and to medicines and innovative therapies patients need and deserve,” said Jonathan Wilcox, policy director for Patients Rising, a Washington, D.C.-based organization which he co-founded last year.

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