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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

April 25, 2022
California

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
California

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.

April 5, 2022
California

ACS CAN volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers and urged them to pass legislation that would ensure comprehensive biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans. Biomarker testing is critical in accessing precision medicine, which can lead to improved survivorship and better quality of life for cancer patients.

March 16, 2022
California

The Santa Ana City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night in favor of enacting an ordinance that will end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, without exemptions

California Events

May 17, 2022

Please join us for the 2022 ACS CAN California Policy Roundtable and Awards Event May 17, 2022 5:00 - 6:00 pm PT Pre-Registration for the event has now closed. You may register day of the event at acscan.windrosemedia.com...

May 17, 2022

Please join us for the 2022 ACS CAN California Policy Roundtable and Awards Event May 17, 2022 5:00 - 6:00 pm PT Pre-Registration for the event has now closed. You may register day of the event at acscan.windrosemedia.com...

State Contacts

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

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