Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the West Virginia State Capitol today and called on the Legislature to prioritize the 12,110 West Virginians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.
Palliative Care Press Releases
Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather next week in Charleston for two events to call for improved care and quality of life for cancer patients.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recognized U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Taylor) today for leading efforts to help cancer patients achieve a better quality of life. ACS CAN presented the awards this morning at its health policy forum at CAMC Cancer Center in Charleston.
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.
Sacramento, CA – The voices of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are making a difference at the Capitol as evidenced by the critically-important cancer-fighting policies that passed the Legislature in 2016.
Columbus, OH–June 22, 2017–This statement can be attributed to Jeff Stephens, director of government relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
The Minnesota Legislature approved a budget bill that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to improve cancer prevention and treatment. It now moves to the governor’s desk for final consideration.
Governor Terry McAuliffe participated in a bill-signing ceremony for Virginia’s Palliative Care Information and Resources Bill. This legislation goes into effect on July 1, 2017 and requires the Virginia Department of Health to use their website to make information and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care professionals and health care facilities.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Praises Tennessee Legislature for Supporting Access to Palliative Care for Those with Serious Illness
Yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature passed SB 1170 that will establish a state task force on palliative care and quality of life.