During his State of the Union address last week, the president announced a new initiative to increase funding into promising new research to deliver the right treatments to patients at the right time.
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In addition to our incredible volunteers, there were a number of VIP guests at this year's Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Six of them represented the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholars Program,
In addition to the more than 600 cancer patients, survivors and loved ones that ACS CAN had in town this week, we were fortunate to have three Division I NCAA Basketball coaches join us for Lobby Day.
We're grateful that President Obama signed a presidential proclamation naming September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, focusing national efforts to combat this devastating disease.
One of the first things many people think of when they hear the American Cancer Society is its signature event, Relay For Life. At Relay events across the globe, communities, survivors, caregivers and families come together for a 12- to 24-hour event to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against a disease that too many of us have experienced. The fight back portion of the event is where advocacy plays a major role.
David is one of three courageous ACS CAN volunteers sharing his personal story to raise awareness about the importance of funding for research at the National Cancer Institute in our newest advertising campaign.
Childhood cancer's own superhero "Rumbleman" descended upon Washington, D.C. today joining more than 250 childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families on Capitol Hill.
The budget agreement would restore more than $22 billion that was cut through the across-the-board reductions known as the budget sequester. This agreement is an important first step toward seeing Congress return to a constructive process of setting budget priorities.
At a rally on Tuesday morning with our volunteers, the coaches shared their personal stories and connections to cancer. Each of them also emphasized the importance of Congress restoring funding for cancer research if we're ever going to beat this disease.