Arizona Press Releases

May 15, 2024

Arizona Lawmakers Come Together to Fight Cancer

Members of the newly formed Arizona Cancer Action Caucus held their inaugural meeting Wednesday afternoon at the state capitol to discuss ways to combat the disease in the state. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) helped form the caucus, which consists of a bipartisan group of seven state lawmakers. All members have been touched by cancer, including some who are survivors.

March 14, 2024

Cancer Survivors, Patients, Caregivers Convene at State Capitol for Lawmaker Meetings

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MARCH 14, 2024 – Cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers from across Arizona convened at the State Capitol Thursday for ‘Cancer Action Day,’ an event hosted annually by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Donning bright blue shirts, volunteers met with several state lawmakers and urged them to support policies that would aid in the fight against cancer.

March 5, 2024

Arizona Cancer Advocates Applaud Governor’s Plan to Relieve Medical Debt

PHOENIX, ARIZ.– March 5, 2024 – Governor Katie Hobbs announced a new plan to eliminate medical debt for up to 1 million people in Arizona, Monday morning. As part of “Affordable Arizona: Tackling Medical Debt for Working Families” program, the state will partner with RIP Medical Debt to buy back medical debt over the next two years.

March 14, 2022

Arizona Cancer Advocates Rally at Capitol for Increased Access to Innovative Testing and Lifesaving Treatments

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across Arizona rallied at the State Capitol Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would ensure biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medicaid, when patients need it. Biomarker testing is critical in accessing precision medicine, including targeted therapies that can lead to improved survivorship and better quality of life for cancer patients.