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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 23, 2021
National

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the marketing of two low-nicotine cigarettes as “modified risk tobacco products,” including one product that is menthol-flavored.

December 15, 2021
National

The majority of cancer patients in the United States say they struggle to afford the costs of their cancer care.

January 11, 2022

New guidance from the Tri-Agencies (Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Treasury) announced late Monday says private insurance plans must now cover follow-up colonoscopies after a positive non-invasive stool test.

January 13, 2022

Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee voted to confirm Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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...