Ahead of the President’s State of the Union Address, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the President to emphasize the need for continued bipartisan support for increased federal investment in the fight against cancer.
Even as tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and youth e-cigarette use remains at high levels, a new report highlights how too many states continue to shortchange programs designed to prevent kids from using tobacco products and help tobacco users quit.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Early this morning Congress released a proposed FY 2023 funding deal that includes an increase of $2.5 billion for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $408 million more for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and provides a funding boost to cancer
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of the U.S. population protected from secondhand smoke exposure by local or statewide smoke-free laws.
decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2019
people benefited from expanded access to health insurance
DonnaMarie Woodson has been an ACS CAN volunteer for five years and is a founding member of our Black Volunteer Caucus. Her ACS CAN work all started with a letter-to-the-editor she wrote that was published in the Charlotte Observer. And since that moment, she's been full speed head advocoating for...