Blog posts matching "Patient Quality of Life"

July 21, 2017

Amplifying Community Voices Through Relay For Life

July 21, 2017

We need more communities to join our movement to end cancer through legislative and policy change. One way in which we engage communities to do this is through our integration with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life®.

February 10, 2017

Taking on Cancer in Your State Capitol

February 10, 2017

Throughout the country, in every state, territory and Washington D.C., ACS CAN staff and volunteers have hit the ground running in 2017, working with local lawmakers to pass and implement public health policies proven to have the highest impact in saving lives from cancer.

July 28, 2016

Bipartisan Opioid Legislation Signed into Law

July 28, 2016

Congress passed legislation to address the national public health issue of prescription drug abuse. The new law, the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA), is an example of a balanced policy that not only addresses opioid addiction, but also includes provisions to help us better understand and treat chronic pain.

June 16, 2016

Guest Post: Living with Chronic Pain after Cancer

June 16, 2016

ACS CAN and the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines joined together on Capitol Hill to address the critical need to preserve patient access to pain medications as policymakers work to adopt legislation to curb opioid abuse.

February 16, 2016

Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

February 16, 2016

ACS CANŠ—'s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year. During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.

October 1, 2015

Palliative Care: Is Your State Making the Grade?

October 1, 2015

Large hospitals tend to be the major providers of palliative care services, but just how many hospitals are meeting this need? That's what the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) set out to discover in their 2015 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation's Hospitals.

September 28, 2015

Hundreds of ACS CAN Volunteers in DC Urging Congress to Fight Cancer

September 28, 2015

Today is the start of ACS CANŠ—'s signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. WeŠ—'ll be welcoming more than 750 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C. for three days of training, presentations, media opportunities and, of course, meetings with lawmakers.