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We need to increase funding for childhood cancer research

This year, nearly 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer. More cancer research funding is needed to find new and better treatments that save lives and have less side-effects for survivors.

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October 20, 2021
National

As lawmakers deliberate which health care priorities to include in the budget reconciliation package, ACS CAN is strongly urging Congress and the Administration to once and for all permanently close the Medicaid coverage gap and provide access to quality, affordable coverage to millions of Americans.

October 12, 2021
National

The Food and Drug Administration announced this afternoon it has issued marketing orders for the first e-cigarette products authorized by the agency.

October 12, 2021
National

More than 20 patient and health care groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership and the Administration today making clear the need to preserve the nation’s first-ever paid family and medical leave program as part of forthcoming reconciliation legislation.

October 5, 2021
National

Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement in response to the announced retirement of the National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins.

Our Impact

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