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November 16, 2022
New York

Albany, New York – November 14, 2022 – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 47 th annual Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, November 17 by calling on state and local elected officials to protect the health of every New York resident by implementing stronger tobacco control

July 19, 2022
New York

Albany, NY – A new Survivor Views survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that while copay assistance programs can help cancer patients afford the medications they need, some aren’t able to apply them to their health insurance deductible or other out-of-pocket requirements,

July 14, 2022
New York

NEW YORK – A coalition of public health groups applauded today’s introduction of legislation (Intro 577-2022) that would end the sale of menthol cigarettes in New York City by Councilmembers Rita Joseph and Selvena N. Brooks-Powers. According to a recent study from the NYC Department of Health and Mental

May 9, 2022
New York

Earlier today, ACS CAN delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins asking for a vote on a critical colorectal cancer screening bill. This legislation (S906B) simply clarifies to insurers and patients alike what must be included in colorectal cancer screening coverage following recent federal and state guidance. The Assembly has passed the bill twice while the bill has languished in the Senate for two years.

New York Events

December 2, 2022
New York, NY

2022 ACS CAN Future of Cancer Care Program 7:45am- Doors open 8:00-8:30am Networking breakfast 8:30am Program Begins Emcee: Cardinale Smith MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Keynote Speaker Kosmas Kretsos , PhD,...

State Contacts

Michael Davoli
Senior Government Relations Director, New York
Rebecca Oechsner
Grassroots Manager, New York
Casey O’Neill
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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