Blog posts matching "One Degree Campaign"

March 24, 2018

One Degree Goal Met With Historic Boost for Cancer Research

March 24, 2018

Three years ago, ACS CAN launched the One Degree campaign, calling on Congress to increase federal funding for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6 billion, including $1 billion for cancer-specific research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It was a lofty goal – but an important one to reverse too many years of flat or reduced funding.

August 6, 2015

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 6, 2015

According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.

March 26, 2015

Guest Post: On the Cusp of New Hope

March 26, 2015

I know I am not alone in being touched by cancer Š—– in fact, this is a universal experience in America. But I was heartened to participate in the One Degree campaign launch in Washington, DC last week, to help raise awareness about the way cancer touches all of us and the importance of sustained federal funding for cancer research.

March 19, 2015

Star Power & Grassroots Might Launch One Degree Project

March 19, 2015

TuesdayŠ—'s event to launch the One Degree Project on Capitol Hill was such a success that IŠ—'m still in awe today. We had a room full of celebrities, lawmakers, partners from the cancer community and passionate advocates from every state all calling on Congress to increase cancer research funding.

March 11, 2015

WeŠ—'re All Just One Degree from Cancer

March 11, 2015

There are few things in life that we all share in common, but we are all just one degree from cancer. Whether itŠ—'s a parent, grandparent, other relative, friend, co-worker or even you, we all know someone who has faced this disease, and thus we all know just how important cancer research is to the quality of life and survival of our loved ones.

August 15, 2013

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 15, 2013

Unfortunately, for most of you the answer to the question above is Š—“not well.Š— According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, many state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only generate new revenue and long-term health savings, but also save lives.

August 14, 2012

Majority of States Not Measuring Up on Laws to Fight Cancer

August 14, 2012

A new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? shows that the majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer. The report ranks where states stand on these issues that play a critical role in reducing cancer incidence and death. It measures seven specific issues.