Missouri Cancer Action Center


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I Call on the Missouri Legislature to Support Legislation that Restricts Youth Under the Age of 18 From Using Indoor Tanning Devices

Let's protect a future generation from melanoma and other skin cancers by prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices.

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Latest Updates

August 9, 2018

Missouri falls 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,” Missouri measured up to policy recommendations in just two of the nine issue areas. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.

April 11, 2018
Illinois, Missouri

Nearly ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates from across the state traveled to the Missouri State Capitol today to call on the General Assembly to make cancer a top legislative priority. Coaches from four state colleges joined volunteers in representation of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

March 4, 2018

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you the words “you have cancer” are life-changing. But thanks to better access to care, many more people are not only surviving this disease in 2018, they are thriving. Not only have we discovered better, more effective treatments in the last few decades,

January 23, 2018

Missouri ACS CAN volunteers and Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Coalition members participate in Capitol press event.

State Contacts

Tim Freeman
Grassroots Manager
Jefferson City
Emily Kalmer
Government Relations Director
St. Louis
Tracy Lytwyn
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy

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