Missouri Cancer Action Center


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"From a human standpoint, voting Yes on Amendment 2 is just the right thing to do." - Missouri Oncology Society President

As an oncologist, it's so sad to see a patient show up with a cancer who cannot afford insurance because of cost and cannot enroll in Medicaid because they earn $15,000 a year, which is too much to qualify for our state's Medicaid program.

Latest Updates

June 22, 2020

ST. LOUIS – (June 22, 2020) – Today, 13 national organizations representing patients facing serious chronic medical conditions released the following statement in support of an August 4 ballot initiative that would provide more Missourians with access to healthcare coverage through Medicaid. “As our state and the world contends with

May 8, 2020

Jefferson City, Mo. – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot on hold, but one thing that hasn’t stopped is cancer. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants to hear from anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a caregiver for someone with the disease

March 18, 2020

In an abundance of caution and the interest of protecting the health of our community, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the ACS CAN Missouri Day at the Capitol event scheduled for April 8th.

January 16, 2020

Jefferson City, MO – January 15, 2020 – Eleven thousand Missourians will die this year from smoking-related diseases. And while Missouri has one of the highest adult smoking rates in the nation, Governor Mike Parson revealed that the state budget allocates virtually no additional funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

State Contacts

Tim Freeman
Grassroots Manager
Jefferson City
Emily Kalmer
Government Relations Director
St. Louis
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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