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We need your voice and your actions to help pass cancer-fighting legislation this year. From increasing cancer research funding to making restaurants smoke-free and healthcare more affordable, volunteers like you will play a critical role in our success.

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Latest Updates

April 12, 2021

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations’ CEO since 2015.

March 17, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will not proceed with additional flexibilities to a Part D Payment Modernization Model that would have allowed participating Medicare Part D plans to limit coverage of drugs within the “six protected drug classes.”

March 10, 2021

Today Congress finished its work passing legislation that will expand access to health care coverage to more Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, who may have lost their insurance due to the ongoing pandemic. The bill now goes to the president to be signed into law.

Cancer Candor Blog
December 18, 2020

I am honored to invite Alfred Lacks Carter, Henrietta Lacks’ grandson, to share his thoughts on this important bill and how he and his entire family are working to preserve his grandmother’s life and legacy and ensure Henrietta Lacks’ contributions to humanity are never forgotten.

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