Cancer Prevention Press Releases
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.
Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers hurried to pass key legislation including the state’s operating budget, they continued to think about 26,500 Kentuckians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year.
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in the case of Texas v. United States this term. The case is the latest court challenge to the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance that would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program.
Patient and health advocacy groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately take up the case of Texas v. United States. The case is the latest court challenge to the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.
Congress is poised to pass a funding bill this week that includes a $2.6 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The measure, agreed upon by both House and Senate conference committee members, also provides $296 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Los Angeles, Calif -
California Missed Chance Earlier this Year; City of Los Angeles has Opportunity to Make Up Lost Ground in Two Weeks or Will it Give Big Tobacco an Early Christmas Present?
A new poll says a majority of Texan voters support infusing taxpayer dollars into cancer research and prevention programs here at home, and state leadership are calling on citizens to vote yes on Proposition 6 this November to ensure that work continues uninterrupted.
MISSOULA, Mont.— Confident they can alter the future of cancer and who it impacts, public health policy experts, tribal and community leaders including cancer advocacy volunteers will lead a discussion focused on improving health equity in cancer prevention and care for all Montanans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual state-by-state report released today finds a majority of bills introduced in 2019 to combat youth tobacco use by raising the age of sale for tobacco to 21 were co-opted by the tobacco industry.