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Congress: Support nonprofit organizations that provide critical patient services

Cancer patients are relying on organizations like the American Cancer Society during these challenging times. 

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February 26, 2021
National

The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass legislation today that would increase access to health coverage for millions of Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, as part of its pandemic relief package.

February 22, 2021
National

Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® ( NCCN ® ), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ( ACS CAN ) and the National Minority Quality Forum ( NMQF ) presented new ideas for overcoming inequality in oncology.

February 17, 2021
National

The Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and ACS CAN today issued a joint letter to every governor in the United States urging them to prioritize patients with cancer in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Cancer Candor Blog
July 29, 2020

One critical approach to reducing health disparities is increasing access to affordable health care. Lisa joined Dr. Lori Pierce, the current President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), to jointly author an editorial for this year’s Urban One Engaging Black America on the importance of removing barriers to care.

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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