Chris Hansen, ACS CAN President

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

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Blog posts tagged "prevention"

January 18, 2018

Tobacco Control Anniversary a Reminder Still More Work to Be Done

January 18, 2018

This month marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that, for the first time, classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen, known to cause cancer in humans. Over the last quarter century, the tobacco industry has worked hard to stall legislation that would protect Americans from secondhand smoke. But ACS CAN and our public health partners continue to advocate for smoke-free laws until all workplaces are smoke-free. 

October 29, 2017

Nevada’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Finally Funded by State

October 29, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month a time when cancer advocates work to increase awareness of the disease, and highlight successes and opportunities in the breast cancer community. With that in mind, I’d like to highlight our advocacy work in Nevada, which recently resulted in a huge win.

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 6, 2015

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 6, 2015

According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.

July 19, 2012

House Proposal Flat Funds Cancer Research and Compromises Access to Care

July 19, 2012

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee responsible for funding programs at the NIH and CDC passed a budget proposal that flat lines cancer research and defunds important programs that would improve access to care for families affected by cancer. Needless to say, this is a huge disappointment for cancer patients across the country.

April 30, 2012

Closing the Chronic Disease Gap in Minority Populations

April 30, 2012

Earlier this month, as part of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, ACS CAN co-hosted an important briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of research and prevention in eliminating inequities among minority populations in prevalence rates of and access to health care for chronic diseases.

March 21, 2012

National Nutrition Month

March 21, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some of ACS CANŠ—'s efforts to reduce overweight and obesity, which are proven to cause cancer.