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January 31, 2023
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – January 31, 2023 – Today, Rep. Sharon Cooper filed a bill (HB85) that will allow more Georgians to receive biomarker testing – a routine step in accessing personalized medicine treatments that has become an increasingly important part of cancer care in recent

January 25, 2023
Georgia

Biomarker Testing and Cost Savings Timely access to guideline-indicated comprehensive biomarker testing can help achieve the triple aim of health care including better health outcomes, improved quality of life, and reduced costs. Comprehensive biomarker testing looks for all recommended biomarkers based on clinical guidelines. This testing can lead to

October 11, 2022
Georgia

A recent poll by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows strong support among Georgia registered voters for increasing and protecting access to affordable health coverage, including 70% in favor of Medicaid expansion.

September 13, 2022
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2022 – United States Senator Raphael Warnock received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award today, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer, including his efforts to

May 25, 2022
Georgia

ATLANTA, May 25, 2022— The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner’s passed a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance for the city – building on their commitment for a healthier community. The American Heart Association, Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc., Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, American

April 4, 2022
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – April 4, 2022 – As of late Friday evening, the House and Senate respectively passed a resolution recognizing the benefits of biomarker testing , marking a key step in accessing precision medicine treatments, and increasingly important in the treatment

March 30, 2022
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – March 30, 2022 – New surveys released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that youth tobacco use remains a serious public health threat particularly among Black youth and adult tobacco use rates remain significant. The

October 8, 2021
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA September 29, 2021 – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district dialed into calls and logged onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national

September 8, 2021
Georgia

AUGUSTA, GA — September 7, 2021 — Today, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission approved an amendment to the county’s smoke-free ordinance that will allow smoking in certain indoor spaces. Leading public health organizations are deeply disappointed in this move, which will harm the health of residents. The following statement is