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Childhood cancer

We need to increase funding for childhood cancer research

This year, nearly 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer. More cancer research funding is needed to find new and better treatments that save lives and have less side-effects for survivors.

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Latest Updates

December 2, 2021

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released new survey data today examining some of the most common barriers providers face in performing recommended cancer biomarker testing.

November 19, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider landmark legislation that would expand access to affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans through a combination of making low-cost marketplace health plans available to low-income people in states that have yet to expand Medicaid, permanently increasing federal funding for Medicaid in the U.S. Territories, and extending increased subsidies for individuals to buy marketplace coverage nationwide.

November 17, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California will hear oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the American Medical Association (AMA), claiming that the Food and Drug Administration’s

November 15, 2021

More than 150 organizations representing patients, providers and health equity advocates sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Diversifying Investigations Via Equitable Research Studies for Everyone (DIVERSE) Trials Act into law.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance


Aditya Indla leads our campus leadership team in the western region. After attending an ACS Ambassador Summit and learning from fellow volunteers how to speak with lawmakers and make his voice heard, Aditya knew becoming an ACS CAN volunteer was exactly what he needed to be doing to help people...