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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

May 5, 2021

A new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) takes an in-depth look at disparities across all areas of cancer research and suggests immediate policy solutions that could help address such gaps in the years to come.

May 3, 2021

A group of more than fifty cancer research-focused organizations are urging Congress to include $10 billion in emergency funding to restart cancer research and clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) stalled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 28, 2021

ACS CAN President Lisa Lacasse reacts to President Biden's declaration we will, "End cancer as we know it." The statement was part of the president's address to a joint session of Congress.

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