Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

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


Blog posts tagged "obama"

February 24, 2012

Showcasing the Local Effects of Federal Cancer Research Funding

I had the privilege of participating in an ACS CAN event in Seattle yesterday that really illustrated the importance of federal funding for cancer research. We partnered with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to emphasize that research funding doesnŠ—'t just fight cancer, it pours money back into local economies and creates jobs.

February 14, 2012

PresidentŠ—'s Budget Cuts Funding for Cancer Research

The President released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget yesterday, and I was deeply disappointed to see that his proposal cut funding for cancer research. This comes just weeks after the President specifically highlighted the importance of cancer research in his State of the Union address.

January 24, 2012

Cancer Advocates Gather for the State of the Union

Cancer patients and their loved ones from across the nation will gather to watch the address in a live online chat tonight, sending a message to the White House and Congress that funding for medical research and proven prevention programs must be a national priority.