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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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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
National

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
National

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.

November 5, 2021
National

On behalf of the millions of patients and caregivers we represent, we applaud House lawmakers for listening to their constituents and taking action to amend the Build Back Better legislation to include the creation of a paid medical and family leave program

Our Impact

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

GETTING INVOLVED. IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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...