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2019 Kentucky Cancer Summit

Join ACS CAN and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium for a discussion on the current state of cancer in the commonwealth, and how we can work together on public policies that will ensure Kentuckians have access to the care they need to prevent, detect, and fight cancer.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019
Kentucky

Lexington, KY – Kentucky is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

April 3, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY–April 3, 2019– Last week, the General Assembly passed legislation to make schools in Kentucky tobacco-free. The legislation will prohibit the use of tobacco products by students, school personnel and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties and activities. These policies will be required to be in place by the

March 27, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY–March 27, 2019– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Kentucky legislature for passing, and Gov. Matt Bevin for signing, important public health policy into law that will improve access to care for all Kentuckians facing serious illness. The new law will streamline and safeguard

March 27, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY.–March 27, 2019– Today, a federal judge ruled against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “Today a federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human

Kentucky Events

September 25, 2019
Lexington, KY

Hosted by The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Presented by The Kentucky Cancer Consortium The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting an annual policy forum, 2019 Kentucky Cancer Summit. The event brings together leaders and decision-makers in cancer research, government, and...

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director, Kentucky
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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