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April 10, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clarification to its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) yesterday, noting the 2016 guidance is not meant to restrict access to appropriate pain treatment for people living with chronic

April 16, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced legislation today that aims to address the skyrocketing rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend that has been largely driven by the popularity of flavored e-cigarettes. Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic

April 19, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Media reports indicate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) intends to introduce legislation to raise the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement: “We’re encouraged to see Senate

Cancer Candor Blog
April 9, 2019

April is National Minority Health Month, an opportunity for public health advocates to take an intentional look at steps being taken to address disparities in health outcomes in our communities.

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