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Congress: Increase Funding For Lifesaving Cancer Screening Programs

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is a critical safety net to ensure that all eligible individuals – no matter where they live or how little money they make – can get a free or inexpensive breast or cervical cancer screening. But today, the program doesn’t have enough funding to serve everyone who needs it.

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November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership. In response, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network President Lisa Lacasse issued the following statement: “In the combined decade Speaker Pelosi has presided over the U.S. House of Representatives, she has played a key role

November 16, 2022

Cancer advocates are urging Congress to prioritize cancer prevention, detection, research and palliative care in any forthcoming year-end legislative package as a way to accelerate progress against the disease and end cancer as we know it.

November 15, 2022

Washington, D,C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its partners submitted an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief today in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s marketing denial order (MDO) for Logic Technology Development’s menthol flavored e-cigarettes. Logic’s menthol e-cigarette is the first menthol-flavored

November 9, 2022
California, South Dakota

Voters in South Dakota and California made it clear on Tuesday that public health is a priority in their states.

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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


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance