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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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June 14, 2017

OVAC Lobby Day: Funding Cancer Research

June 14, 2017

Last week, nearly 120 advocates, including several ACS CAN volunteers, asked their lawmakers to fund cancer research as part of the 18th annual One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) lobby day. We must keep the momentum going.

December 19, 2014

The Wild Wild West of E-Cigarettes

December 19, 2014

While we continue to wait for the FDA to begin regulating tobacco products in addition to cigarettes and smokeless, weŠ—'re seeing policy proposals in the states aimed at filling the void of e-cigarette regulation.

October 20, 2014

Critical Actions to Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

October 20, 2014

The Affordable Care Act ensures that most women can receive mammograms at little or no cost starting at age 40, but there are still millions of low-income, uninsured women nationwide with no access to mammograms or other lifesaving cancer screenings.

March 5, 2014

Can we get to 80% screening for colon cancer?

March 5, 2014

Getting a colonoscopy is no oneŠ—'s favorite activity. Yet, I am reminded just how important getting a routine colonoscopy is when I see that colon cancer will kill an estimated 50,000 people in the U.S. this year.

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.