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2020 South Florida Policy Forum on Improving Access To Innovative Cancer Therapies

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host its 7th Annual South Florida Policy Forum on Improving Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies virtually on Friday, November 20th. This event is particularly timely in light of COVID-19 which has had a dra

Latest Updates

September 17, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 17, 2020 – Nearly 500 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national

September 14, 2020
Florida

MIAMI, FL – September 14, 2020 – Yesterday, local resident Donna Lundy was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of their efforts to help make cancer a national priority. Each year, a lead volunteer who

September 14, 2020
Florida

SUNRISE, FL – September 14, 2020 – Yesterday, local resident Barbara Effman was awarded Ambassador Constituent Team (ACT!) Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her exceptional commitment to advocacy work and making cancer a national priority. This annual award is

September 11, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 9, 2020 – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 810. The statement below is issued on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation/Tobacco21 in reaction. “While we appreciate

Florida Events

September 30, 2020
Orlando, FL

Presenting Sponsor This Fall, ACS CAN will host a virtual policy forum to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and how the response to prevent its spread had far-reaching impacts on cancer patients and survivors. Risk of infection, overloaded health care systems, shortages of food and supplies, as well as economic challenges...

November 20, 2020

Please join us for a policy forum focused on barriers patients encounter and the possible solutions to improve access and affordability of innovative treatments especially given the delays in treatment patients have faced during the pandemic.

State Contacts

Natalie Kliné
Grassroots Manager
Southeast and Southwest Florida
Storm Goodlin
Grassroots Manager
North and Central Florida
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

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