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April 1, 2021
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – April 1, 2021 – On the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids’ Take Down Tobacco Day National Day of Action and in lightof the end of the Georgia session yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) reflects on the efforts of lawmakers to enact protective

March 29, 2021
Georgia, National

The American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) are committed to reducing cancer incidence and deaths nationwide. Fighting cancer is as much a matter of public policy change as it is scientific discovery, and our elected officials are critical to advancing public policy change that

September 30, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA— September 30, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely uprooted cancer research with cancelled and delayed clinical research trials. This impact has not only slowed research pivotal to finding a cure and improving treatment and care but potentially reversing the immense progress that has been made –

September 23, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, 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 successful efforts

September 17, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – 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

July 18, 2020
Georgia, National

A statement from Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on the death of civil rights champion and U.S. Congressman Rep. John Lewis from pancreatic cancer.

June 26, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – June 26, 2020 – SB 375, a bill enacting harsh penalties on youth and taxing e-cigarettes too low to reduce youth use, has moved quickly and passed through the Georgia General Assembly. The below is a statement on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

June 16, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — June 15, 2020 — Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer

June 10, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – June 9, 2020 – As lawmakers look to address both the budget deficit from earlier in the legislative session and the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Georgia’s low tobacco taxes and the crucial part it can play in the state’s recovery