Today, we're faced with a wide range of ways to support the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, however, we must remember that breast cancer doesn't take a break. All of us must continue to work together to battle this deadly disease long after the pink displays disappear.
Blog posts tagged "Congress"
Today is the start of ACS CAN's signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. We'll be welcoming more than 750 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C. for three days of training, presentations, media opportunities and, of course, meetings with lawmakers.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month a month dedicated to honoring youth who have battled cancer and highlighting the work that needs to be done to prevent and treat cancer, while improving the quality of life of patients and survivors.
President Carter's Diagnosis Highlights Importance of Increased Federal Funding for Cancer Research
One thing that Former President Carter said during this morning's press conference that has stuck with me is his appreciation for his doctors and the top-notch cancer centers that are collaborating on his treatment.
This summer, I am working for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) incredible policy team in Washington, DC. ACS CAN is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Congress intended for tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act to be available to people who buy a health plan in a health insurance marketplace run by their state or the federal government.
Monday, June 22 marks six years since the president signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law, giving the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products for the first time.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day an annual event organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health dangers of tobacco use and tobacco control policies that help people quit.
Last April, ACS CAN and its public health partners called on the FDA to finalize its regulation within one year. Now that the FDA has missed that deadline, ACS CAN together with 29 public health partners have sent a letter to President Obama asking for swift action to finalize that regulation.
At our One Degree launch event on March 17, we had an impressive lineup cancer survivors, passionate volunteers, celebrity star power and supportive lawmakers to make the case for more federal funding for cancer research.