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Cancer Prevention Press Releases

February 1, 2024

For World Cancer Day, Alliance for Cancer Care Equity Advocates to ‘Close the Care Gap’ as Observance is Honored with Congressional Resolution

For World Cancer Day, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) are announcing three key areas of policy focus as part of the Alliance for Cancer Care Equity (ACCE) joint collaboration, including advancing diversity in clinical trials, improving cancer screening and early detection, and increasing access to patient navigation. The organizations are also working with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) to observe the day with a congressional resolution.

September 21, 2023

Local Cancer Survivors and Patients Gain Support from Nevada Lawmakers After Trip to D.C.

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Cancer survivors and patients from Las Vegas and Reno represented Nevada in Washington, D.C. Tuesday as part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Tammy Moyle, Deidra Hamilton, Patti Kellerhouse, Jennifer Johnson, Sean McCoy, and Alphonso Gibbs joined more than 700 cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the United States to meet with and urge lawmakers to prioritize cancer care and prevention. 
 

September 14, 2023

Bipartisan Legislation Aimed at Removing Cost Barriers to Prostate Cancer Screening Introduced in the Senate

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.

June 27, 2023

Patient Groups Urge Fifth Circuit to Maintain Access to No-Cost Preventive Care in Braidwood Case Amicus Brief

Today, patient groups representing millions of individuals with serious health conditions filed an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief in the case of Braidwood v. Becerra in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions requiring private insurers provide coverage of certain evidence-based preventive services without cost-sharing. The amicus brief provides extensive scientific data to the appeals court demonstrating that preventive services save lives and are cost-effective, as well as examples of the cost-free services that would be lost for many patients if the lower court’s decision is upheld. 

June 16, 2023

American Cancer Society and ACS CAN Applaud Announcement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Nomination

Today, President Biden nominated Dr. Mandy Cohen to serve as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The role is critical to leading data collection and implementing evidence-based interventions that reduce cancer incidence and mortality including informing state tobacco prevention and cessation programs and preventive screening programs like the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program that improves early detection.  

June 16, 2023

American Cancer Society and ACS CAN Applaud Announcement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Nomination

Today, President Biden nominated Dr. Mandy Cohen to serve as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The role is critical to leading data collection and implementing evidence-based interventions that reduce cancer incidence and mortality including informing state tobacco prevention and cessation programs and preventive screening programs like the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program that improves early detection.