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Join us in pressing Congress to continue working toward a bipartisan solution that reduces healthcare costs for patients and survivors while providing true access to the cancer care they need.

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February 19, 2019

Today the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which would set the rules for health care plans in 2020.

February 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Overall tobacco use among middle and high school students is on the rise driven largely by the overwhelming increase in youth e-cigarette use, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. According to the report, 4.9 million middle and

February 11, 2019

Today lawmakers in Utah passed a bill to reverse the will of Utah voters and undermine access to effective cancer prevention and treatment. The bill, now headed to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, would delay the start date of Medicaid expansion in Utah, lower the income threshold for eligibility and add administrative barriers that would restrict access to the program.

Cancer Candor Blog
February 4, 2019

I join the rest of my ACS CAN team in renewing our personal commitment to fighting cancer in recognition of World Cancer Day.

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