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May 7, 2024

Cancer Advocates Hold Cancer Action Day at Capitol, Urging Lawmakers to Improve Access to Lung Cancer Screening & Paid Medical Leave, Ensure Privacy around Genetic Testing

Cancer patients, their families and patient advocates from across the state have come together at the State Capitol in Albany today to advocate for several legislative proposals that aim to address the needs of patients across the cancer continuum. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people impacted by cancer a powerful voice with lawmakers by holding an annual Cancer Action Day. 

May 7, 2024

Advocates Hold Cancer Action Day at Capitol, Urging Lawmakers to Expand Access to Biomarker Testing & Paid Medical Leave, Address Medical Debt

Earlier today, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers rallied at the Pennsylvania State Capitol as a part of their annual Cancer Action Day advocating for several legislative proposals that aim to address the needs of patients across the cancer continuum. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people impacted by cancer a powerful voice with lawmakers by holding an annual Cancer Action Day. 

April 30, 2024

Mississippi Lawmakers Stand in the Way of Protecting Patients

The following is a statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) in reaction to the conference report released late Monday night that creates barriers through work requirements for people who need health insurance. This will ultimately increase barriers to Medicaid health care coverage and will not close the coverage gap.

April 30, 2024

Mississippi Lawmakers Stand in the Way of Protecting Patients

The following is a statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) in reaction to the Mississippi conference report released late Monday night that creates barriers through work requirements for people who need health insurance.

April 26, 2024

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls on U.S. Senate Candidates in Maryland to Make Cancer a Priority

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) called on U.S. Senate candidates in Maryland to clearly state their commitments to fighting cancer, and one of the candidates, Congressman David Trone, sat down with cancer survivors earlier today to discuss policies that alleviate the burden of cancer, a disease that continues to kill more than 1,600 Americans every day. The effort is part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes program – the country’s leading voter education program for cancer-related issues and policies.