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Congress: Increase funding for cancer research and help save more lives from cancer

With more cancer research funding, Congress can help save more lives. Every major cancer breakthrough in the past 50 years can be traced back to federally funded research. More funding for cancer research means new lifesaving treatments, new ways to prevent the disease, and more lives saved.

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June 2, 2021
National

Cancer patients and survivors continue to deal with the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their ability to access necessary health care.

May 18, 2021
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the HL7 FHIR Accelerator™ Common Oncology Data Elements eXtensions (CodeX) are working together with partners on a project to increase and expand patient enrollment in cancer clinical trials at smaller and non-research oriented medical centers.

May 10, 2021
National

More than a dozen patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious and chronic health conditions are praising the Biden administration’s action to preserve protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients receiving health care services.

May 5, 2021
National

A new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) takes an in-depth look at disparities across all areas of cancer research and suggests immediate policy solutions that could help address such gaps in the years to come.

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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