Nearly 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Jefferson City next week to urge lawmakers to protect young people from skin cancer and prioritize funding for cancer prevention programs.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Press Releases
Washington, D.C. – March 27, 2019 – A proposed rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today would modernize mammography quality standards and address breast density reporting to patients and their health care providers.
Today, Gov. Tony Evers released his budget plan, which included funding for tobacco prevention and the state’s Well Woman program for breast and cervical cancer screenings, as well as a tax on e-cigarettes. He also announced his commitment to increasing access to Wisconsin’s Medicaid program. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:
More than 50 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates joined state legislators in lacing up their sneakers in support of cancer survivors, patients and caregivers as well as to honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. Florida’s first “Suits and Sneakers” event was sponsored by Sen. Debbie Mayfield from Indian River and Southern Brevard Counties
Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol in Annapolis today in support of raising the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices and other cancer prevention issues.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Prioritizes Access to Care and Tobacco Control for 2019 Legislative Session
Columbus, OH – January 17, 2019 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2019 legislative session.
Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation declaring December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with lawmakers to pass a resolution during the 2018 legislative session declaring the first week in December as Cancer Screen Week in partnership with Genentech, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Stand Up to Cancer and Rally Health. T
OMB Reviewing Proposed Rule that Aims to Improve Mammography Quality and Provide Patients with Better Information
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indicated it is reviewing a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would modernize mammography quality standards and address breast density reporting to patients and health care providers.
New Health Disparities Chartbook Illustrates Inequities in Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.
On Friday, October 26, ACS CAN will host its annual policy forum in Oregon. This year's event focuses on the pressing issues surrounding the cost of breast cancer across different types of insurance.