New Mexico Cancer Action Center


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February 22, 2024
New Mexico

SANTA FE, NEW MEX. – February 22, 2024 – State Representative Joy Garratt was honored with the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) during a luncheon, Thursday. This award is the highest honor given by the organization. Garratt was recognized for her leading role in expanding access to biomarker testing in New Mexico. She served as a lead sponsor for HB 73 during the 2023 legislative session.

January 31, 2024
New Mexico

More than a dozen cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers convened at the Santa Fe Roundhouse for ‘New Mexico Cancer Action Day’ on Tuesday afternoon. During the event, hosted by The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), cancer advocates met with state lawmakers and urged them to support policies that impact the fight against cancer.

April 12, 2023
California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New Mexico, New York

Attorneys General for six states and DC today announced a $462 million multi-state settlement to be paid out by JUUL Labs, following an investigation into its underage marketing practices to attract youth to its addictive e-cigarettes.

April 5, 2023
New Mexico

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 73 Wednesday, expanding access to biomarker testing to more patients statewide. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its team of volunteers, including cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and partners applaud the Governor and State Legislators for taking this extraordinary step in prioritizing the needs of patients in New Mexico and revolutionizing their access to care.

State Contacts

Brian Hummell
Government Relations Director
Rob Grilley
New Mexico Grassroots Manager
Alex Wiles
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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