Press Room




September 18, 2023

Barbara Behal was awarded (ACT!) Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her exceptional commitment to advocacy work and making cancer a national priority.

September 18, 2023

As Congress works to determine 2024 priorities before the budget deadline at the end of the month, nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico, and nearly every congressional district, will be on Capitol Hill this week to make clear to members of Congress that cancer must be a national priority. 

September 15, 2023

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offering recommendations that are unique to cancer to consider when implementing the negotiation provision of the Inflation Reduction Act.

September 14, 2023

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2023 Bipartisan legislation that would eliminate financial barriers to prostate cancer screening was introduced in the U.S. Senate. Sponsored by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Boozman (R-AR), the Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening for High-risk Insured Men  (PSA Screening for HIM) Act would waive cost-sharing requirements for men with the highest risk of prostate cancer, focusing on Black men and those with a family history of the disease.

Media Contacts

Alissa Crispino
Vice President, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Trista Hargrove
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC

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 prioritize cancer research to end cancer as we know it, for everyone.