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Congress: Reject Proposed Cuts To Cancer Research Funding

The president's proposed budget calls for major cuts in cancer research funding. Take action now to help stop these drastic cuts.

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May 15, 2020
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Heroes Act, a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief needs. Included in the bill are several provisions that would make it easier for Americans to maintain or gain health insurance coverage.

May 13, 2020
National

Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case California v. Texas ( previously Texas v. United States) , citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court rule to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

April 28, 2020
National

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities.

Cancer Candor Blog
April 15, 2020

ACS CAN has had to adapt and reinvent the “how” of our cancer advocacy mission like never before.

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