California Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

October 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Either San Mateo or Mill Valley will become the 100 th local entity in California to halt the sale of flavored tobacco products even as Big Tobacco pushes to maintain its grip on addicting the next generation. Both Bay Area cities are set to vote tonight,

September 28, 2020

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will hold a virtual policy forum on September 30, 2020 to spotlight “The Future of Cancer Care: Breakthroughs, Advances and the Importance of Access” . The free event will be held 5:30-6:45 p.m. and is open to the public. The

August 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the vote by the California State Assembly today to halt the sale of flavored tobacco products including candy, fruity and minty e-cigarettes as well as menthol cigarettes: “The American

August 18, 2020

Cancer affects everyone, but not everyone equally. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) understands the nexus between health equity and the chances of surviving cancer, and was bestowed the 2020 Policy Champion Award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on August 18, 2020. The award presentation was part

California Events

November 18, 2021PST

Please join us for the 2021 ACS CAN California Policy Forum! This event will feature presentations from cancer researchers on cutting-edge science at the forefront of breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment, care, and survivorship coupled with policy proposals that ensure these advancements are available for all. Research is the fuel for...

State Contacts

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

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