Ohio Cancer Action Center


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Ohio Story Collection Project

Your story distinguishes you from a statistic or a policy. It's what puts a human face on a disease that impacts millions of Americans every year. Your lawmakers are overwhelmed with numbers and studies.

Latest Updates

October 13, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – “Today, the Ohio House paused HB 435, which allows vague and subjective exemptions to vaccine mandates based on reasons of conscience. The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) right to make decisions in the best interest of their employees, the cancer patients they serve and the right of cancer

July 13, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Leo Almeida, who has had a long and successful career around cap square, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this week as the Ohio government relations director. “I am excited to do my part in the fight against cancer by joining the

July 1, 2021

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon Columbus, OH – “Today, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s two-year operating budget into law, increasing funding to the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program (TUPCP) by 20 percent. The budget also maintains

June 17, 2021

ACS CAN Ohio Government Relations Director, Bryan Hannon offers opposition testimony to Ohio House Bill 248. ACS CAN represents millions of patients and cancer survivors, and their families nationwide, including the 72,000 Ohioans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Many cancer patients and their families have been hard

Ohio Events

November 12, 2021EST

Reductions in the cancer death rate have not been experienced equitably across racial, socioeconomic, or ethnic groups. In Ohio, for instance, Black Ohioans have a higher cancer death rate than other Ohioans and COVID-19’s impact – from loss of insurance coverage to delayed preventative care – could widen those disparities...

State Contacts

Robyn Kaltenbach
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Leo Almeida
Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional 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.