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Blog posts tagged "cancer"

July 14, 2016

Ruling Extinguishes Latest Industry Effort to Undermine Tobacco Control

July 14, 2016

Following the latest lawsuit by Phillip Morris International, a World Bank tribunal ruled Uruguay can require graphic warning labels and limit cigarette pack designs. Congress could prevent similar lawsuits by passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement which prevents using such agreements to challenge tobacco control measures.

July 8, 2016

National Cancer Moonshot Summit Offers Historic Opportunity

July 8, 2016

The National Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., in June presented a historic opportunity for the top minds in science, medicine, patient advocacy and business to come together and start the serious work of accelerating progress in the fight against cancer.

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.

May 31, 2016

World No Tobacco Day: Reducing the Global Tobacco Burden

May 31, 2016

To mark World No Tobacco Day, ACS CAN is releasing a new report that starkly illustrates the worldwide tobacco epidemic. The report makes the case for why Congress should approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement to save lives and protect kids from tobacco around the world.

April 11, 2016

Guest Post: Accelerating Health Equity by Eliminating Cancer Disparities

April 11, 2016

Guest blogger Dr. Jan Eberth, Ph. D., assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of South Carolina, discusses some of her health disparities research work to illustrate the value of federally-funded research in preventing and treating cancer.

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.

February 9, 2016

Massachusetts Moves to Protect Teens from Indoor Tanning

February 9, 2016

Great news last week out of Massachusetts where Governor Charlie Baker and the state legislature enacted new legislation to prevent youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices. ACS CAN staff and volunteers have been working hard to protect Massachusetts teens from the harms of indoor tanning and weŠ—'re hoping that this early legislative win in 2016 sets the tone for other states to do the same.

August 13, 2015

Guest Post: My Internship at ACS CAN

August 13, 2015

This summer, I am working for American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkŠ—'s (ACS CAN) incredible policy team in Washington, DC. ACS CAN is the nationŠ—'s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.