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November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released this statement following Tuesday’s election: “Yesterday, voters from Florida to Idaho made it clear: fighting cancer is a top priority for the American people. By passing measures to increase access to health

October 26, 2018

A District Court judge is expected to hear oral arguments in Washington, D.C., from groups challenging a rule implementing changes to short-term insurance plans. The hearing will allow plaintiffs to explain the devastating impact patients could face if bare-bones plans are permitted to be sold for up to 36 months.

November 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports by The Washington Post and other media, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce limitations on the sale of certain flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, restricting the sale of the affected products to tobacco and vape shops. The Post

Cancer Candor Blog
November 13, 2018

Voters made it clear that health care was a defining issue in this election, and that they consider fighting cancer and preserving and expanding access to health care top priorities.

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