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PAN Launches New Disease Fund to Assist Patients with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31st, 2012 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients who are diagnosed with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Qualified patients will be granted up to $7,500 per year to cover out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment. Patients who earn up to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $72,850 for a family of two, are eligible for assistance.

Basal cell carcinoma affects approximately one million Americans each year. In fact, it is the most common of all cancers. More than one out of every three new cancers are skin cancers, and the vast majority is Basal cell carcinoma.

Patients can apply for assistance online at www.PANFoundation.org or by calling (866) 316-PANF (7263).

About PAN
These new funds are an expansion of PAN’s 40 existing disease funds that cover conditions such as multiple myeloma, colorectal cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis. PAN provides grants of $1,500 to $10,000 per year to qualified patients to help pay for medications for these diseases. Since 2004, PAN has provided more than $173 million in assistance for out-of-pocket expenses to more than 125,000 patients in need. For more information about the Patient Access Network Foundation, visit www.PANFoundation.org.