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June 19, 2019

Today the U.S. House is poised to pass an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

June 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 15, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted illegally when, in August 2017, it allowed e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 before applying for FDA authorization (and also allowed products to stay on

June 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new initiative this week that will promote the experiences of cancer survivors in cancer-related policymaking. The initiative will establish a national panel of cancer survivors who will share through a series of surveys their opinions

June 11, 2019

Washington, D.C– June 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced yesterday that it will adopt a smoke-free policy for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers and other vendors at all DVA health care facilities. The updated policy directive will take effect this October and will prohibit the use

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