Molly   Guthrie

Molly Guthrie

Susan G. Komen

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

Expertise: Breast CancerHealth PolicyPublic Policystate legislaturesCongressLegislation

Molly Guthrie serves as Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, where she advances Susan G. Komen’s key legislative and regulatory objectives at the federal, state, and local levels. In this capacity, she is also responsible for leading Komen’s Center for Public Policy and ensuring its work is aligned with meeting the most pressing needs of the breast cancer community. Komen’s legislative efforts focus on policy campaigns to increase funding for medical research and screening programs and ensuring access to affordable, high-quality breast health and cancer care services. In addition to working on policy campaigns, Molly’s team recruits grassroots volunteers across the country to give a personal voice to Komen’s policy and advocacy priorities. Molly joined Susan G. Komen in 2009. Prior to joining Komen, Molly attended the University of Kansas where she received her Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis on political science and communication studies. She worked in the Offices of Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Congressman Dennis Moore, and the Kansas Health Policy Authority during college.

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Statement on Passage of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation in Kentucky

Susan G. Komen commends passage of HB 115 in Kentucky, which removes out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental imaging. This is a critical form of breast cancer screening for some high-risk individuals and an important step in determining the need for a biopsy to rule out or confirm breast cancer.
08-Apr-2024 03:05:22 PM EDT

Introduction of Legislation to Expand Access to Breast Cancer Treatment for Missourians

Susan G. Komen®, commends Representative Chantelle Nickson-Clark (D-Florissant) for working with Komen to expand eligibility for the MO HealthNet Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment (BCCT) program, providing increased access to vital breast and cervical cancer treatment services.
03-Apr-2024 01:05:31 PM EDT

Susan G. Komen® Urges U.S. House, Senate to Pass Critical Breast Health Legislation After House Committee Vote

Susan G. Komen is urging the U.S. House and Senate to bring the SCREENS for Cancer Act to a floor vote as soon as possible so breast health services are available to those who need them now.
20-Mar-2024 01:05:40 PM EDT

Bill Introduced in Illinois Would Increase Access to Genetic Testing

Legislation introduced in Illinois would eliminate financial barriers to clinically appropriate genetic testing and additional screenings in an effort to detect breast cancers related to a known inherited gene mutation.
25-Jan-2024 03:05:47 PM EST

Introduction of Breast Imaging Legislation Will Benefit Thousands of South Dakotans

Legislation introduced in South Dakota will eliminate financial barriers to earlier breast cancer detection by eliminating out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging.
24-Jan-2024 06:05:21 PM EST

Introduction of Breast Imaging Legislation Will Benefit Thousands of South Dakotans

Legislation introduced in South Dakota will eliminate financial barriers to earlier breast cancer detection by eliminating out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging. This imaging is critical in ruling out or confirming breast cancer but can cost hundreds-to-thousands of dollars.
24-Jan-2024 06:05:04 PM EST

Legislation Introduced In Wisconsin Would Increase Access to Treatments for Metastatic Cancer Patients

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, applauds Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Senator Dianne Hesslebein (D-Middleton) for introducing legislation that would prohibit the use of step therapy protocols for metastatic cancer patients.
12-Jan-2024 01:05:42 PM EST

Legislation Introduced In Washington State Would Increase Access to Treatments for Metastatic Cancer Patients

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, applauds Senator Ron Muzzall (R-Oak Harbor) and Representative Paul Harris (R-Vancouver) for introducing legislation that would prohibit the use of step therapy protocols for metastatic cancer patients.
12-Jan-2024 01:05:05 PM EST

Susan G. Komen® Commends Introduction of Legislation to Remove Financial Barriers to Diagnostic Imaging

Susan G. Komen commends commends the introduction of the Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD) Act of 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The legislation would remove a significant financial barrier to people receiving medically necessary diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging.
26-Jul-2023 01:45:49 PM EDT

Susan G. Komen® Urges Fifth Circuit to Protect Access to Preventive Services

Susan G. Komen® filed an amicus brief supporting the U.S. Department of Justice’s request that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issue a stay in Braidwood v. Becerra.
30-Jun-2023 08:40:54 AM EDT

Statement on Passage of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation in Nevada

Lawmakers in Nevada passed and Gov. Joe Lombardo signed legislation into law that removes out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental imaging.
07-Jun-2023 04:00:57 PM EDT

Statement on Passage of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation in Washington

Susan G. Komen thanked Washington lawmakers for passing, and Gov. Jay Inslee, for signing diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging legislation into law.
10-May-2023 03:30:39 PM EDT

Statement on Passage of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation in Maryland

Susan G. Komen commended the Maryland General Assembly for passing diagnostic and supplemental imaging and Governor Wes Moore for signing it into law. The bill removes a financial barrier to a critical form of screening for some high-risk individuals and an important step in determining the need for a biopsy to rule out or confirm breast cancer.
03-May-2023 04:05:47 PM EDT

Statement on Passage of Metastatic Step Therapy Legislation in Oklahoma

Susan G. Komen applauded Oklahoma lawmakers and Governor Kevin Stitt for implementing legislation to prohibit the use of step therapy requirements for metastatic cancer patients.
01-May-2023 01:00:22 PM EDT

Introduction of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation Would Benefit Thousands of Mainers

Legislation introduced in Maine would remove financial barriers to imaging that can rule out breast cancer or confirm the need for a biopsy. In 2023, more than 1,450 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 190 will die of the disease in Maine alone.
27-Apr-2023 02:05:35 PM EDT

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