A new study from the American Cancer Society released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shows the lifesaving impact increasing access to Medicaid has on cancer survivorship.
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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Applauds NY Senate Passage of Bill to Reduce Barriers for Patients Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses
ACS CAN applauds the New York State Senate for passing legislation that will help New Yorkers pay for treatment of life-threatening illnesses. Asks Assembly to also pass measure.
Patient Groups Praise Administration’s Action to Preserve Protections Against Discrimination for LGBTQ Patients
More than a dozen patient groups representing millions of Americans with serious and chronic health conditions are praising the Biden administration’s action to preserve protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients receiving health care services.
Volunteers Meet Virtually with Lawmakers to Support Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Administer All CDC Recommended Vaccines
ACS CAN was joined by other health and social justice groups to ask lawmakers to allow pharmacists to administer all vaccines approved by CDC.
SPRINGFIELD, IL– The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment.
ACS CAN Letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson Asking for Support for Tobacco Control and Early Detection and Prevention
ACS CAN has kicked off NYC Week of Action by delivering letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson asking for support for tobacco control as well as early detection and preveention.
ACS CAN has launched a NYC Week of Action. It was kicked off by delivering letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson askng for support for tobacco control programs as well as well as early detection and prevention.
North Dakota Legislature Passes Biennium Budget to Prioritize Tobacco Control, Cancer Prevention and Access to Care
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Legislature adjourned last night and passed its 2021-2023 biennium budget, which includes funding for critical cancer screening programs and tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. They also reauthorized Medicaid expansion funding for another two years.
LANSING, MI – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Gov. Daniel McKee will sign into law The Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which ensures Rhode Islanders can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45.