California Cancer Action Center


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Protect California Kids!

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeon General, and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration have all declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic. 

Latest Updates

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

August 14, 2020

As part of its series of in-depth community conversations about health disparities that lead to negative outcomes for Blacks and other ethnic groups, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will hold a virtual health equity forum on August 18,2020 from 5-6:30 p.m. Topics will include

August 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif . – Senator Jerry Hill has been named State Legislator of the Year, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his work championing legislation to protect California kids and communities of color from a potentially lethal addiction to

California Events

September 30, 2020

Please join us for this virtual event featuring remarks from Johnese Spisso, RN, MPA, President of UCLA Health, and a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Michael Teitell, Director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a group of distinguished experts who will explore advances in cancer care and...

November 13, 2020

Clinical trials enrollment is crucial to research progress. Our nation’s research investments, the work of dedicated scientists and clinicians, the brave patients who are enrolling in trials, and academic, clinical and industry support all work together to bring reseearch to the cancer patients of today...

State Contacts

Autumn Ogden-Smith
Director, California State Legislation
Stephanie Winn
Director, Region Media Advocacy

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.