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August 5, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – “Last week, Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients by expanding coverage for biomarker testing. HB1779 will enable more patients to benefit from biomarker testing, an essential step in accessing precision medicine treatments. Dubbed ‘the right treatment, to the

May 27, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – “This week, the Illinois Senate passed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients by making out-of-pocket costs more predictable and expand coverage for biomarker testing. HB1745 will make prescription drug expenses more predictable by requiring health insurance carriers to offer more health plans with

May 4, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. When the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a roadblock for the annual Cancer Action Day, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

April 14, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to expand coverage of biomarker testing – an essential step in accessing precision medicine treatments. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has prioritized educating policymakers’ about the role of biomarker testing in precision medicine, which uses

February 25, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – This week, cancer survivors and advocates joined virtual town halls throughout the state to hear from state lawmakers, including the bill sponsors, on prescription drug legislation currently being considered. "Soaring out-of-pocket costs make prescription drugs unaffordable for far too many Illinoisans, especially those with chronic conditions," said

February 17, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Gov. J. B. Pritzker released his proposed budget for Illinois. Shana Crews, director of government relations in Illinois for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and death from cancer,

January 8, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) asks that legislators support legislation that will ease the cancer burden in Illinois. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives. ACS CAN is advocating for: Prescription

November 19, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco

September 15, 2020
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer