North Carolina Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

January 23, 2020
North Carolina

The struggle to access adequate health care in North Carolina is the subject of a new documentary by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The film highlights hardworking individuals and families across North Carolina—who currently do not make enough money to afford quality health insurance but make too much to qualify for Medicaid—thus falling into what’s known as the Medicaid coverage gap.

November 7, 2019
North Carolina

North Carolina’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 10th annual research breakfast will focus on the current state of clinical trials in North Carolina and overcoming the patient enrollment barriers which currently exist.

August 19, 2019
North Carolina

Christine Weason, North Carolina government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, strongly urges Gov. Ray Cooper’s veto of SB 86 because expanding access to association health plans will leave hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians with inadequate health care plans.

August 1, 2019
North Carolina

North Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

North Carolina Events

October 8, 2020
Raleigh, NC

On October 8, 2020, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, will host their annual North Carolina Research Breakfast Policy Forum, a premiere event that brings together more than a hundred leaders from the business, education, government and research communities...

State Contacts

Christine Weason
North Carolina Government Relations Director
Marc Mazza
North Carolina Grassroots Manager
Vanessa Gray
Media Advocacy Manager

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.