Nearly a hundred cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rode the rails on a whistle stop-style campaign train ride to the state Capitol in Santa Fe today to meet with lawmakers and gain support for cancer-fighting policies.
Cancer Prevention Press Releases
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will lose its state funding in 2021, unless the State Legislature decides to extend it.
Public Health Groups Laud Proposed $1.50 Increase in Tobacco Tax To Protect Kids, Save Lives and Raise Needed Revenue
The long overdue increase in the tobacco tax will keep thousands of New Mexico kids from smoking, help thousands of adults quit, save the state millions spent on health care, and raise millions more in needed revenue.
New Mexico does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to buy tobacco because it is a known carcinogen. However, under current state law, teens can use tanning devices even though the World Health Organization has classified them as “carcinogenic to humans” – the same category in which they classify tobacco.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 30,000 people in Minnesota will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Today we learned that Gov. Mark Dayton is one of those people.
Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), issued the following statement today following remarks from Vice President Joe Biden about the need for a “national commitment to end cancer.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2013 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Hundreds of Cancer Patients, Survivors to Urge Lawmakers to Make Cancer Research Funding a Top National Priority
WASHINGTON – September 26, 2011 – Tomorrow, 600 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will unite to ask their members of Congress to support funding for cancer research and prevention programs.
WASHINGTON – September 13, 2011 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the deficit "supercommittee" to make cancer a top priority during negotiations over a deficit reduction package.