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.
Cancer Prevention Press Releases
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.
Bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4122/S. 2006) introduced this week in Congress aims to provide women and doctors with clear information on breast density and its potential to mask the presence of breast cancer.
Eunice Hosttetter, a breast cancer survivor from Kirkland, Wash., was honored as the State Lead Ambassador of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her commitment to cancer advocacy.
New Report Shows Significant Opportunities Remain for States to Pass Policies to Save Lives and Money from Cancer
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
PROVIDENCE – AUGUST 3 – Rhode Island is getting mixed reviews when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.