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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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December 15, 2011

Fighting for Prevention Funds

The phrase Š—“an ounce of prevention saves lives and moneyŠ— means a lot to me and my family. My wife and I are diligent about talking with our doctors and ensuring we are getting the necessary cancer screenings. All Americans deserve access to these lifesaving tests and other cancer prevention measures, but a public health fund designed to do just that is in jeopardy.

December 13, 2011

Renewing the War on Cancer

Today, the Senate honored that historic moment by introducing a resolution commemorating the anniversary. The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Bob Casey (D-PA), celebrates the fact that people with cancer stand a far better chance of surviving the disease today than they did 40 years ago.

December 12, 2011

Health Coverage thatŠ—'s Easy to Understand

Today, when consumers pick a health coverage plan they are given a long document filled with complicated jargon that is virtually impossible for them to understand. An important provision in the Affordable Care Act, known as the Summary of Benefits and Coverage provision, was written to change that.

December 5, 2011

Our Work Is Never Over

Our work to protect vital cancer funding is ongoing, as are our efforts in support of strong tobacco control measures, policies that improve access to health care and improve patientsŠ—' quality of life and lifesaving prevention and early detection programs. Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and ask them to make fighting cancer a national priority.

November 30, 2011

A Broken Promise to Our Children

Did you know tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in our country? Yet, our progress in the fight against Big Tobacco is being undermined, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health groups including ACS CAN.

November 22, 2011

Thankful for Partners

At ACS CAN, we are thankful for the advocacy work our many partners do every day to help our mission of making cancer a national priority with lawmakers. As the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, we are fortunate to have the following as just some of our program partners who are fighting back against cancer.

November 10, 2011

Time to Make Cancer a National Priority

Today, ACS CAN is taking our message to the radio waves. Dick Woodruff, vice president of federal relations, and I are conducting radio interviews across the country in the hometowns of members of the 12-member bipartisan panel known as the Š—“super committeeŠ— Š—– places like Springfield, Mass., Louisville, Ky. and South Bend, Ind.

November 8, 2011

Texas is Taking a Stand Against Cancer

The effort to make cancer a national priority with our elected officials is not just a fight based in Washington, D.C. ACS CAN volunteers are holding events across the country to call on Congress to protect federal funding for cancer research, prevention and access to adequate health care.

October 6, 2011

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month WeŠ—'re Celebrating

This past Tuesday, I had the privilege of participating in an incredible event at a local breast care center here in Washington, D.C to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and emphasize the importance of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides access