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March 27, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. - Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is considering a series of bills that would stabilize and strengthen the health insurance market and decrease the number of uninsured by improving the ability of people with pre-existing conditions to obtain and afford comprehensive health coverage. The

March 27, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) joined more than 200 other childhood cancer patients, survivors, caretakers and family members on Capitol Hill today for the Alliance for Childhood Cancer’s eighth annual Childhood Cancer Action Day. This year, participants will ask their congressional

March 27, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – March 27, 2019 – A proposed rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today would modernize mammography quality standards and address breast density reporting to patients and their health care providers. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer

March 26, 2019
National

ACS CAN is concerned about a recent administration announcement affirming a district court decision to overturn the health care law.

March 25, 2019
National

Gail Orcutt, a retired teacher and ACS CAN volunteer from Iowa, had a nagging cough that wouldn’t go away when she went to see her doctor in 2010. Her doctor ordered an x-ray and, a day before her 57 th birthday, Gail was diagnosed with lung cancer caused by her

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance this morning outlining steps it will take to address the public health crisis that has resulted from surging rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend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