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August 19, 2019
Kansas, Missouri

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host We CAN Make an Impact on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The community forum will feature leaders in business, research and patient advocacy discussing the unique challenges of accessing cancer clinical trials in Kansas and Missouri.

August 1, 2019
Missouri

Missouri continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces 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 is one of the bottom states for tobacco prevention and cessation funding.

May 10, 2019
Missouri

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe recently recognized Springfield resident Jerry Neville for his volunteer work with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Neville received the Senior Service Award at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Monday, May 6.

April 17, 2019
Missouri

Today, the Missouri House General Laws Committee approved a bill to prohibit young people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. Emily Kalmer, Missouri government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:

April 10, 2019
Missouri

Nearly 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Jefferson City today to urge lawmakers to protect young people from skin cancer and increase funding for cancer prevention programs.

April 3, 2019
Missouri

Nearly 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Jefferson City next week to urge lawmakers to protect young people from skin cancer and prioritize funding for cancer prevention programs.

March 26, 2019
Missouri

St. Louis native and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Melissa Horn will travel to the U.S. Capitol today to talk about her cancer experience and to urge lawmakers to ensure childhood cancer research remains a national priority.

February 24, 2019
Missouri

Cervical cancer survivor advocates for end of the disease

January 27, 2019
Missouri

Letter to the Editor from an ACS CAN volunteer in Joplin, MO talking about the importance of funding tobacco cessation and prevention programs in Missouri.