Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

ACS CAN President Lisa Lacasse shares her views on the impact of advocacy on the cancer fight.


Marching into April

April 2, 2014

March was an inspiring month for colorectal cancer awareness. We saw a lot of activity here in D.C and across the country to launch the initiative to increase screening rates to 80% by 2018. But not all cancers have a month dedicated to their awareness, and the disease is expected to kill 585,000 people in America this year. I was humbled yesterday to see that President Obama issued a proclamation naming April 2014 Š—“National Cancer Control Month,Š— making the fight against all cancers a national priority. In his proclamation, the president wrote, Š—“I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control cancer.Š— We appreciate the presidentŠ—'s attention to a disease that affects each and every American, and ACS CAN will continue to do all it can to ensure the fight against cancer is a priority among all of our nationŠ—'s lawmakers. With this kind of focused attention, we can and will continue to turn the tide against this dreaded disease.