Montana Cancer Action Center


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ACS CAN 2022 Montana Virtual Policy Briefing: Biomarker Testing - The Key to Precision Medicine

Biomarker testing is growing increasingly important in cancer care, allowing doctors to better understand and tailor treatment to an individual patient’s unique disease.

Latest Updates

March 19, 2021

HELENA, Mont.—Leading public health organizations applaud the legislators’ decision to uphold Montana’s popular, longstanding Clean Indoor Air Act and smoke-free protections by tabling House Bill 285 today. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 to table the bill. HB 285 would have allowed cigar smoking in nearly any bar

February 10, 2021

HELENA, MT—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week during the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Week to urge them to make fighting cancer a priority. "February is Cancer Prevention Month so it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about how to reduce death

November 23, 2020

The Missoula City Council passed an ordinance to restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes only. The Montana chapters of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association (AHA) and American Lung Association opposed the policy because it does not include menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products, leaving opportunities for Big Tobacco to continue marketing flavored products to youth.

October 12, 2020

Both major candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat have publicly stated their positions on key issues and policies to help fight cancer if they are elected. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encouraged Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Steve Daines to state their positions on these critical issues as part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

Montana Events

June 15, 2022MST

Join ACS CAN for a virtual briefing about precision medicine and the importance of expanding access to this testing so that patients across Montana can benefit from the latest advances in treatment.

State Contacts

Kristin Page-Nei
Montana Government Relations Director
Noe Streetman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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