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March 15, 2019
National

The new budget proposal just released by the White House includes massive cuts to cancer research funding. The budget includes funding cuts for: Medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $4.7 billion Cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) by $900 million Cancer screening and prevention

March 13, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance this morning outlining steps it will take to address the public health crisis that has resulted from surging rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend being largely driven by access to and use of flavored

March 12, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – The White House has announced its intention to appoint Dr. Ned Sharpless, current director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Doug Lowy, current deputy director at NCI, will take over as acting director. Following is a

March 11, 2019
National

The administration released its FY20 budget today including a $4.7 billion cut for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a nearly $900 million cut for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

March 6, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – March 6, 2019 – Bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would ensure that surprise out-of-pocket expenses are not a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for seniors on Medicare. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and American Cancer Society Cancer Action

March 5, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), responding to reports that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning: “As head of the FDA, Commissioner Gottlieb successfully elevated the burden of tobacco use, particularly

February 28, 2019
National

For Black History Month, ACS CAN is highlighting Heddie Sumpter, a long-time ACS CAN and American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteer who is passionate about advocacy work, especially in African American communities. Heddie first became a volunteer with ACS in 1989 through her work with ACS’s Black Public Education Committee. Since

February 19, 2019
National

Deaths from cervical cancer can be eliminated around the world if investments are made in vaccines and screenings in low-and middle-income countries. In a new ACS CAN report, entitled “Saving Women’s Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally,” ACS CAN examined the rapidly growing rates of cervical

February 19, 2019
National

Today the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which would set the rules for health care plans in 2020.