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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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January 13, 2023

Even as tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and youth e-cigarette use remains at high levels, a new report highlights how too many states continue to shortchange programs designed to prevent kids from using tobacco products and help tobacco users quit.

December 20, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Early this morning Congress released a proposed FY 2023 funding deal that includes an increase of $2.5 billion for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $408 million more for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and provides a funding boost to cancer

December 14, 2022
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Statement from ACS and ACS CAN CEO Karen E. Knudsen on the announcement NCI Director Monica Bertagnolli has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

November 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.— Patient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions submitted an amicus brief today urging the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas to preserve the requirement that private health insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without

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We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

62.3%

of the U.S. population protected from secondhand smoke exposure by local or statewide smoke-free laws.

32% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2019

33.5 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance