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Congress: Increase Funding For Lifesaving Cancer Screening Programs

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is a critical safety net to ensure that all eligible individuals – no matter where they live or how little money they make – can get a free or inexpensive breast or cervical cancer screening. But today, the program doesn’t have enough funding to serve everyone who needs it.

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November 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.— Patient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions submitted an amicus brief today urging the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas to preserve the requirement that private health insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without

November 29, 2022
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The U.S. Senate voted today on legislation that would help ensure marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples and their families, as well as protect their ability to access employment benefits, such as health insurance.

November 17, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership. In response, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network President Lisa Lacasse issued the following statement: “In the combined decade Speaker Pelosi has presided over the U.S. House of Representatives, she has played a key role

November 16, 2022
National

Cancer advocates are urging Congress to prioritize cancer prevention, detection, research and palliative care in any forthcoming year-end legislative package as a way to accelerate progress against the disease and end cancer as we know it.

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We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

26% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance