California Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Cancer Researcher

Right Treatment for the Right Patient at the Right Time

Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the most effective treatments for their cancer – but not all patients are benefiting from the latest advances. Learn how biomarker testing helps cancer patients and what ACS CAN California is doing to improve access to this important testing and advance health equity. 

Latest Updates

May 24, 2022

San Diego County voted for a budget that supports the county’s tobacco retailer licensing ordinance passed in early 2020. This budget provides for strong enforcement including annual monitoring, fines, license suspension and revocation for non-compliant retailers.

May 18, 2022

California State Senator Susan Rubio and Assemblymember Mike Gipson received the Legislator of the Year award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of their commitment to strong, evidence-based policies that improve public health and save lives from cancer.

April 25, 2022

San Diego, Calif . – The San Diego City Council voted Monday in favor of enacting an ordinance that will end the sale of most flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. The following is a statement from Lynda Barbour, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Southern

April 21, 2022

The California Senate Health Committee voted to advance a bill that would increase access to biomarker testing, a critical step in accessing precision medicine treatments that can lead to fewer side effects, improved survival, better quality of life and potentially lower costs for cancer patients.

California Events

August 10, 2022PST

Join us for the ACS CAN California Research & Health Equity Forum , held virtually on August 10th, which will focus on challenges faced by communities of color and medically underserved cancer patients and survivors. The forum will highlight how practitioners, healthcare systems and the private sector are rising to the challenge to address many of these disparities, and how public policies can ensure that advances in care are accessible for all communities.

State Contacts

Autumn Ogden-Smith
Director, California State Legislation
Priscilla Cabral-Perez
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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