Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

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


Blog posts tagged "breast cancer"

November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those things for which we give thanks. I would like to express my thanks for all of the incredibly talented cancer researchers and health care professionals who are making life better for those with cancer, their families and those at risk.

October 31, 2012

Sequestration and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is about reminding those we love about the importance of getting recommended screenings to prevent breast cancer. But itŠ—'s also a time to remember that unfortunately, mammograms are not accessible and affordable to all women.

October 25, 2012

New Study Shows Anti-Smoking TV Ads Can Make a Difference

I recently came across a fascinating new study that shows the power of television advertising in encouraging people to quit smoking. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study results suggest that smokers who are exposed to graphic and/or emotional TV ads are more likely to attempt to quit smoking than smokers who donŠ—'t see the ads.

September 28, 2012

A New Year, A New Menu

School started for many American children this month, but their new teachers werenŠ—'t the only change on the first day Š—– school meals got an overhaul over the summer.

September 25, 2012

Understanding Your Health Benefits

IŠ—'m happy to share that starting this week, insurers are required under the Affordable Care Act to present every consumer with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), a document with simple and easy-to-read information on what their plan covers and how much it costs.

August 14, 2012

Majority of States Not Measuring Up on Laws to Fight Cancer

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.

July 24, 2012

ACS CAN Launches New Advertising Campaign to Focus on Palliative Care

If you live in D.C., you might have noticed a new ad today in a Capitol Hill newspaper like National Journal or online on a site such as The HillŠ—'s Healthwatch blog. IŠ—'m excited to announce that we launched our new advertising campaign today, which asks lawmakers to support legislation introduced last week that would expand access to palliative care.