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NJ 23 Cancer Action Week Invite

Our 2023 ACS CAN Cancer Action Week will be held from March 6-10, and we want you to join us. What a great opportunity to join other volunteers for this virtual event where we will meet with New Jersey state lawmakers to ask them to act on our state cancer control priorities.

Latest Updates

February 2, 2023
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – February 2, 2023 –Earlier today, Governor Murphy signed legislation to expand access to preventive colorectal cancer screenings. A-3523/ S-2305 is a vital new law that will eliminate financial barriers to lifesaving screenings. Half of colorectal cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented each year if every

December 19, 2022
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Earlier today, the New Jersey State Senate joined its Assembly counterpart in approving legislation that seeks to remove financial barriers to lifesaving colorectal cancer screening. With the passage of S-2305 by a vote of 37-0, the legislation heads to Governor Murphy’s desk for

December 15, 2022
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – DECEMBER 15, 2022 – Earlier today, the New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation that seeks to remove financial barriers to lifesaving cancer screening. A-3523 passed the full Assembly by a vote of 78-0, edging New Jersey closer to requiring health insurers to cover colorectal cancer screenings recommended

June 29, 2022
New Jersey

Today, the New Jersey legislature passed the state’s operating budget. Included in that budget was an increase of $1.5 million in funding for the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program for a total of $5 million.

State Contacts

Sr. Maggie Lopez, Ed. D.
New Jersey Grassroots Manager
Jade Bechelli
Government Relations Director
Casey O’Neill
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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