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November 7, 2013

New Study: 28 Percent of Adults HavenŠ—'t Received Colorectal Cancer Screening

November 7, 2013

I was surprised by a CDC study I saw this week that found that in 2012 nearly 28 percent of U.S. adults had not received recommended colorectal cancer screenings. This is a scary statistic considering colon cancer is an easily preventable disease through the removal of precancerous polyps, which are detectable only through routine screening.

October 7, 2013

How the Health Care Law Benefits Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

October 7, 2013

For the first time, breast cancer patients and their families also have the security of knowing they no longer have to worry about whether they will be able to get the care they need. Why? Because this Breast Cancer Awareness Month coincides with the opening of state health insurance marketplaces created by the health care law.

August 30, 2013

Celebrating Five Years of Judicial Advocacy

August 30, 2013

This month ACS CAN is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Judicial Advocacy Initiative (JAI), a highly-successful program for which law firms donate their services to ACS CAN to help in the fight against cancer.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Len: Palliative Care Is About Quality Of Life Throughout The Cancer Journey

August 12, 2013

The American Cancer Society's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Len Lichtenfeld posted a great blog on palliative care recently that I wanted to share with all of you. It explains the differences between end-of-life care and palliative care, and highlights the importance of ACS CAN's work to pass legislation that will increase access to palliative care services for cancer patients and their loved ones.

January 23, 2013

Polling Shows Strong Public Support for Accepting Federal Funds to Increase Access to Care Through Medicaid

January 23, 2013

ThatŠ—'s why ACS CAN conducted a poll in key states across the country to find out how the public feels about this issue. The results released today show that registered voters in these key states Š—– Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas Š—– want their state to accept federal funds that are available to broaden access to health coverage through Medicaid.

March 5, 2012

Guest Post: A Governor's Perspective

March 5, 2012

This week, I was invited to speak about the realities of MassachusettsŠ—'s health care reform at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkŠ—'s National Forum on the Future of Health Care in Washington, DC. Because our reform serves as the model for the Affordable Care Act, and because our experience is so often misrepresented in the public discourse, I welcomed the opportunity.

February 29, 2012

Great Minds Thinking Alike

February 29, 2012

Yesterday was an incredible day at ACS CAN Š—– we held our first-ever National Forum on the Future of Health Care and it was a huge success! The conference focused on how to ensure that people living with cancer and other chronic diseases have access to quality health care.