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October 5, 2020
California

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
California

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
California

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
California

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
California

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
California

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

August 10, 2020
California

Sacramento, CA – Medicine is not the only venue for fighting cancer. Public policy also plays a role in reducing the cancer burden and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants to make sure that the elected officials at the forefront of the cancer fight get

August 3, 2020
California

SACRAMENTO, CA - With the Assembly Health Committee set to take a historic vote on Senate Bill (SB) 793 (Hill D-San Mateo) to finally end the sale of all -flavored tobacco products this Tuesday, public health advocates believe the tobacco industry’s all-out lobbying and advertising effort full of lies and

June 8, 2020
California

In May of 2020, in response to unprecedented drops in colorectal cancer screening rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS CAN California sent letters to the Department of Managed Health Care, who oversees the state’s managed health care plans, and the Department of Insurance, who oversees the state’s health insurance