North Carolina Press Releases
N.C. Healthcare Documentary Premiere in Raleigh, Jan. 30: Provides Insider Look into Living Without Health Insurance in N.C.
The struggle to access adequate health care in North Carolina is the subject of a new documentary by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The film highlights hardworking individuals and families across North Carolina—who currently do not make enough money to afford quality health insurance but make too much to qualify for Medicaid—thus falling into what’s known as the Medicaid coverage gap.
Top N.C. Cancer Experts to Discuss Critical Need of Increasing Patient Access to Clinical Trials at Event Hosted by Nation’s Leading Cancer Advocacy Group
North Carolina’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 10th annual research breakfast will focus on the current state of clinical trials in North Carolina and overcoming the patient enrollment barriers which currently exist.
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper Urged to Veto Measure that Would Reduce Access to Lifesaving Cancer Treatment and Drugs
Christine Weason, North Carolina government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, strongly urges Gov. Ray Cooper’s veto of SB 86 because expanding access to association health plans will leave hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians with inadequate health care plans.
Ninth Annual Research Breakfast Brings Cancer Experts Together to Discuss Current State of Clinical Trials
Nearly 150 people attended the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s ninth annual Cancer Research Breakfast at the North Carolina Museum of History. The event provided a forum for leaders to discuss current barriers to therapeutic clinical trials and the efforts needed to overcome them.
North Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.
Today, the North Carolina Senate voted to approve legislation that poses a serious risk for the more than 1.6 million North Carolinians with pre-existing health conditions, including cancer. We urge the House to reject this legislation and instead come together to find real solutions to our state’s health care challenges.
Cancer Advocates in Raleigh to Support Cancer Prevention and Cessation, Improved Access to Treatment
More than 100 cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) travelled to the state Capitol in Raleigh today in support of restoring funding for comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation programs as well as ensuring access to the most appropriate treatments for cancer patients.
Public health and policy experts gathered at Duke-Raleigh Hospital to discuss the potential impact of implementing smoke-free policies at the county and municipal levels in North Carolina.