Connecticut Cancer Action Center


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Ask CT lawmakers to improve access to biomarker testing

Join ACS CAN in calling on Connecticut lawmakers to require appropriate coverage of biomarker testing for public and private insurance plans.

Latest Updates

February 29, 2024

Cancer Advocates Urge Elected Officials to Ensure Connecticuters Have Better Access to Personalized Care

February 8, 2024

HARTFORD, CT – This year, in Connecticut, 23,550 people will hear the words, “You have cancer,” and 6,440 will lose their lives to cancer. Yesterday, Gov. Ned Lamont gave his annual state budget address, proposing slashing funding to life-saving cancer prevention and control programs, including suspension of tobacco control

March 9, 2023

Advocates lobby against Lamont’s prposed cut to funding to lifesaving tobacco control program.

February 10, 2023

Earlier this week, Governor Lamont gave his annual state budget address which proposed to slash funding to many life-saving cancer prevention and control programs, including a 50% cut over the next two years to the state’s Tobacco Health and Trust Fund (CTHTF).

Connecticut Events

October 17, 2024
West Hartford, CT

The 9th Annual ACS CAN Connecticut Policy Forum will be held at the Pond House Cafe on Thursday, October 17, 2024. Participants will include diverse stakeholders in our communities – patient advocates, payors, health systems, business leaders, and lawmakers to discuss the health disparities in Connecticut and plan to bring...

State Contacts

Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Senior Grassroots Manager
Bryte Johnson
Director Government Relations and Advocacy
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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