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August 9, 2018
Minnesota

Minnesota gets mixed reviews when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?.

July 23, 2018
Minnesota

State Rep. Dario Anselmo of Edina was awarded the Minnesota Distinguished Advocacy Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his hard work to promote strong public health policies that reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota. ACS CAN, the

May 9, 2018
Minnesota

I am gravely concerned about a bill being considered by the Minnesota legislature that would add unnecessary challenges to the mountain cancer patients have to climb. This bill would impose a work or community engagement requirement as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid and could result in cancer patients, survivors,

April 27, 2018
Minnesota

Letter: Protect coverage for state’s most vulnerable cancer patients By Sharon Erpestad, Volunteer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Wilder More than 31,000 people in Minnesota will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Many of these individuals are receiving health care coverage through the state’s Medicaid program. For them, this

April 22, 2018
Minnesota

Reader's View: Wrong to require those on Medicaid to work The side effects of cancer treatments can be horrendous: Fatigue, nausea, lymphedema, neuropathy, low blood counts, infections are just some. When cancer patients have to take time off from work while receiving cancer treatments, they often have to go on

April 2, 2018
Minnesota

“These kids aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow, they are the leaders of today,” said Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Minnesota government relations director.

May 26, 2017
Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislature approved a budget bill that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to improve cancer prevention and treatment. It now moves to the governor’s desk for final consideration.

February 17, 2017
Minnesota

Minnesota’s leading patient advocacy groups will gather on Feb. 22, 2017, to deliver the message that any changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must maintain critical patient protections and ensure coverage is affordable and adequate.

January 24, 2017
Minnesota

The American Cancer Society estimates that 30,000 people in Minnesota will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Today we learned that Gov. Mark Dayton is one of those people.