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February 23, 2017

Cancer Advocates Rally In Support of Breast Cancer Funding, Tobacco Tax

Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol today in support of $2.6 million in funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Program as well as to encourage Florida’s legislature to increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes by at least $1.

September 1, 2016

Florida Falling Short on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies

Florida is falling short when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality,  Florida measured up to policy recommendations in just one of the 10 issue areas ranked.