Massachusetts Cancer Action Center


Action Center


Massachusetts Prescription Transparency Petition

Massachusetts Lawmakers: Please make health care plan prescription drug information available to consumers before they purchase a plan including

Latest Updates

February 4, 2019

Patti Morris Patti Morris has been with ACS CAN since 2005, and with ACS since 1999 as a Team Captain, Event Co-Lead, and ELT Member for the Relay For Life of Abington. The past few years, Patti has led the ACS CAN tent at the Boston Making Strides Against

February 4, 2019

The new Legislative session kicked off on January 2nd, and we're excited to share information on ACS CAN Massachusetts priority issues. ACS CAN Massachusetts worked with legislative champions and partner organizations to file bills before the deadline of January 18. Our amazing volunteers responded to our request to ask their

October 4, 2018

SUDBURY – Sudbury’s Marisa Lutz was recently named the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 2018-19 Denise Merrill Advocacy Fellow. Lutz has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN since 2009, dedicating her time to the Lincoln-Sudbury Relay for Life and serving as a

July 27, 2018

BOSTON - Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation that will increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products - including e-cigarettes - from 18 to 21, include e-cigarettes in the smoke-free workplace law, and prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. Marc Hymovitz, government relations director

Massachusetts Events

March 28, 2019
Boston, MA

Join fellow advocates, cancer survivors and caregivers to meet with your Massachusetts lawmakers and ask them to support legislation that will help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Training for Lobby Day will take place in March, with multiple times available - we will help you prepare, even if...

June 17, 2019
Boston, MA

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. Conquering cancer is as much a matter of public policy as it is scientific discovery. Whether...

State Contacts

Melissa Stacy
Grassroots Manager, Massachusetts
Marc Hymovitz
Massachusetts Government Relations Director
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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