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October 17, 2018
National

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.

October 10, 2018
National

Today the U.S. Senate rejected a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would have prevented the extension and expansion of short-term limited duration health insurance plans (STLD) as allowed under a new rule from the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury.

October 8, 2018
National

Patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious health conditions filed an amicus curiae today in the U.S. District Court case, Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. United States Department of Treasury , explaining the devastating impact patients could face under the final rule implementing changes to short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plans.

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

26% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance