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December 1, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network join the nation and the world in mourning the passing and celebrating the life of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94.

November 27, 2018
National

Results from a new nationwide poll released today show nearly seven in ten voters (68 percent) across party affiliations say people with pre-existing health conditions should have access to health coverage without paying more because of their health status and 80 percent agree that simply having health insurance isn’t enough.

November 27, 2018
National

A majority of voters from across the political spectrum believe every American deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage, regardless of their health status or pre-existing condition, according to a new ACS CAN poll. Nearly 7 in 10 voters said that patients with pre-existing conditions should not be

November 26, 2018
National

The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to the Medicare Part C and D regulations today that if finalized could dramatically impact access to affordable medication and quality care for cancer patients on the program. The administration is proposing to alter rules around Medicare Part D’s “Six Protected Classes.” The proposals could have cost, care and safety implications.

November 21, 2018
National

Minty-flavored and “easier” to smoke, menthol cigarettes have long been marketed to African Americans and have appealed to new smokers and teens. But, thanks to a proposal last week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end to the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars those products will

November 16, 2018
National

“Healthcare was the number one issue of the night. On the exit polls, 41% said healthcare was the important issue [in this election],” said Bill McInturff, a nationally renowned pollster and expert on political public opinion. Bill spoke last week on ACS CAN’s members-only town hall call that broke down

November 15, 2018
National

Washington, D.C. – Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally announced plans to prohibit menthol flavoring in combustible cigarettes and flavors in cigars, and restrict the sale of some flavored electronic cigarettes to age-restricted in-person locations, with heightened age verification for online sales. The FDA plan comes as newly-released

November 9, 2018
National

These new policies will help prevent and reduce the burden of cancer.

November 7, 2018
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released this statement following Tuesday’s election: “Yesterday, voters from Florida to Idaho made it clear: fighting cancer is a top priority for the American people. By passing measures to increase access to health