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March 8, 2024

Florida Legislature Passes Budget with Landmark Cancer Funding

The Florida legislature ended its 2024 session today by passing a budget that included landmark funding for cancer priorities in the Sunshine State, including meaningful increases for the Florida Cancer Innovation Fund, the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program.

March 7, 2024

State of the Union: An Opportunity to Elevate the Nation’s Commitment to the Cancer Moonshot

WASHINGTON, D.C.— March 7, 2024 —Ahead of  President Biden’s State of the Union Address, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the president to emphasize the need for continued bipartisan support for increased federal investment for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) as well as prevention program funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, ACS CAN is urging the president to finalize the Food and Drug Administration’s rule prohibiting the sale of menthol in cigarettes without delay. 

March 5, 2024

Advocates to Gather at Statehouse for Cancer Action Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Around 50 cancer advocates, survivors and their families and caregivers from all over Alabama will gather near the Statehouse on Wednesday, March 6, to meet with lawmakers to ask them to support policies that reduce the burden of cancer, including Medicaid expansion.

March 4, 2024

Fifth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments in Case of Braidwood Management v. Becerra

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments in Braidwood Management v. Becerra, a case that threatens access to evidence-based preventive services without cost-sharing as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The services at-risk include those recommended by scientific experts at the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).