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Breast and Cervical Cancer Press Releases

February 28, 2019

ACS CAN Applauds Gov. Evers’ Commitment to Reducing Burden of Cancer in Wisconsin

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:

February 19, 2019

Florida Legislators Demonstrate Support for Cancer Issues by Wearing Suits & Sneakers

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

February 5, 2019

Maryland Cancer Advocates Rally in Annapolis

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.

December 3, 2018

Governor David Ige Proclaims December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii

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

August 9, 2018

New Report Shows State Lawmakers Can Do More to Prevent, Reduce Cancer

State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures. 

April 11, 2018

Cancer Survivors, Caregivers Rally at State Capitol for Improved Prevention

Nearly ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates from across the state traveled to the Missouri State Capitol today to call on the General Assembly to make cancer a top legislative priority. Coaches from four state colleges joined volunteers in representation of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.