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

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Blog posts tagged "breast cancer"

July 20, 2012

Legislation Introduced Would Improve PatientsŠ—' Quality of Life

It goes without question that our nation has made significant progress in the treatment of cancer. Today, we are saving 350 more lives per day than we were in 1990. However, as doctors focus on the treatment of a patientŠ—'s cancer, the patientsŠ—' comfort and concerns are frequently overlooked.

July 10, 2012

One Voice Against Cancer Lobby Day

Nearly 150 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers are on Capitol Hill today urging their lawmakers to make the fight against cancer a national priority.

May 25, 2012

Don't Fry Day

As the days get warmer and the sun gets hotter itŠ—'s more important than ever to raise awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of tanning. ThatŠ—'s why the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Š—“DonŠ—'t Fry Day.Š—

May 23, 2012

A Major Opportunity in California to Save Lives

As youŠ—'re reading this, cancer advocates are fighting a major battle against Big Tobacco in California - a battle that, if won, could save more than 100,000 lives, $5.1 billion in healthcare costs and protect nearly 230,000 kids from the dangers of tobacco.

May 8, 2012

Meet Me in St. Louis: ACS CANŠ—'s SLA Summit

I recently returned from one of the best events ACS CAN hosts all year Š—– the State Lead Ambassador Summit. With one in every state, State Lead Ambassadors (SLAs) are ACS CANŠ—'s top ranking grassroots volunteers. They coordinate all volunteer-led work across their state.

April 30, 2012

Closing the Chronic Disease Gap in Minority Populations

Earlier this month, as part of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, ACS CAN co-hosted an important briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of research and prevention in eliminating inequities among minority populations in prevalence rates of and access to health care for chronic diseases.