ACS CAN Reacts to Gov. Murphy's Personal Health Announcement

February 22, 2020


ACS CAN Reacts to Gov. Murphy’s Announcement of a Kidney Tumor

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has announced a tumor has been detected on his kidney. He will undergo a partial nephrectomy in March.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) New Jersey Government Relations Director Samantha DeAlmeida released the following statement:

“We are concerned for Gov. Murphy after learning about the tumor that was discovered on his kidney. Some 2,000 New Jerseyans and 73,750 Americans will be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year. It is crucial that all New Jerseyans have access to care because early detection saves lives and protects health.

“We join all New Jerseyans in offering support to Gov. Murphy and his family and hope for a speedy recovery. We would like to let the governor know that we are available to help him and his family through this journey.”



The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit

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