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Latest Updates

October 22, 2018

The administration released guidance today to give states expanded authority to offer less comprehensive plans to individuals who purchase their health insurance coverage through the individual market.

October 18, 2018

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indicated it is reviewing a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would modernize mammography quality standards and address breast density reporting to patients and health care providers.

October 17, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.

Cancer Candor Blog
September 23, 2018

This week marks one of my favorite times of the year, and an incredibly exciting time for ACS CAN staff and volunteers: ACS CAN’s annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.

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