The U.S. Senate approved an FY 2019 spending bill today that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $190 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Cancer Prevention Press Releases
Virginia lags behind Maryland and D.C. in implementing proven cancer-fighting public health policies according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Virginia Legislature’s inaction on these policies contributes to higher lung cancer incidence and death rates.
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.
The Georgia state legislature is contributing to the state’s cancer burden by failing to implement evidence-based policies designed to fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Georgia earned a “green” rating in only two of nine categories examined in the annual How Do You Measure Up? report. Only six states achieved fewer top ratings.
Patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief in the U.S. District Court case, Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court side with plaintiffs and move to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, D.C. – The American Cancer Society published new guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings today that state screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 for people at average risk.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Testifies Against Medicaid Work Requirement Legislation
LANSING, Mich.– May 2, 2018 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), gave testimony today to express their concerns about legislation that has been passed by the Michigan Senate and is being considered by the House Appropriations Committee.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an FY 18 federal budget, which includes; a $3 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the largest such funding increase in 15 years; and a $275 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The administration released its FY19 budget today including a minimum $1 billion cut for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), down from what the House and Senate committees have approved for FY 18 funding levels.