Press Room



February 26, 2024

ARLINGTON, V.A. – February 26, 2024 – Arlington native and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteer Olivia Bartrum recently trekked to Capitol Hill to share about her experience with pediatric cancer.

February 23, 2024

PIERRE, South Dakota – February 23, 2024 -- The South Dakota Legislature today approved legislation that will help facilitate improved access to palliative care. Once signed by Gov.

February 23, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.—February 23, 2024—As organizations dedicated to ending cancer as we know it for everyone, the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), are deeply concerned about a recent decision by the Supreme Court

February 22, 2024

SANTA FE, NEW MEX. – February 22, 2024 – State Representative Joy Garratt was honored with the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)  during a luncheon, Thursday. This award is the highest honor given by the organization. Garratt was recognized for her leading role in expanding access to biomarker testing in New Mexico. She served as a lead sponsor for HB 73 during the 2023 legislative session. 

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Emily Burr
Director, Media Advocacy
Medicaid, Patient Navigation
Trista Hargrove
Director, Media Advocacy
Health Equity
Taylor Hall
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Access to Care, Affordability of Care
Josh Wilson
Senior Manager, Media Advocacy
Cancer Prevention, Tobacco Control

Media Campaigns

ACS CAN’s newest campaign highlights the need to build on proven progress in groundbreaking research with sustained funding increase for the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute.

ACS CAN urges Congress to Fight Cancer and Make Time, literally, for more of life’s moments for patients and survivors by prioritizing cancer research.