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November 7, 2019
Arkansas

Several experts spoke about cancer research and its effects on the state of Arkansas during the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Policy Forum today. The forum was an opportunity to thank several businesses for their efforts and call on others to join the fight.

August 1, 2019
Arkansas

While Arkansas has seen improvement in two important cancer-fighting policies, there is still work to be done prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

August 1, 2019
Arkansas

Kansas continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces 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, Kansas failed to measure up to policy recommendations in helping cancer patients access adequate, affordable health care coverage.

March 27, 2019
Arkansas

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled today that the Arkansas work requirement program for Medicaid recipients cannot stand.

February 26, 2019
Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Tomorrow, the Arkansas House Rules Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1565. While this bill’s stated purpose, funding for the pursuit of National Cancer Institute designation for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is laudable, it achieves this aim by undercutting effective tobacco control

November 29, 2018
Arkansas

Arkansas has the second-highest rate of smoking-related cancer deaths in the country: 33.5 percent of cancer deaths in Arkansas are directly attributable to smoking.

August 9, 2018
Arkansas

“This 16th edition of the report shows how close Arkansas is to making a real difference in the fight against cancer,” said ACS CAN Government Relations Director Michael Keck.

May 16, 2018
Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Abbie Luzius joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united for the 19 th annual One

September 20, 2017
Arkansas

September 20, 2017 The Honorable Asa Hutchinson Office of the Governor State Capitol Room 250 Little Rock, AR 72201 Dear Governor Hutchinson, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization, dedicated to eliminating death