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August 1, 2019
Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s lawmakers must reject any attempts to weaken or undermine effective tobacco control legislation and implement comprehensive policies that will prevent our kids from developing a lifelong addiction to tobacco.

April 11, 2019
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahomans from across the state gather at the Capitol on Monday to ask for expanded access to health care and policies that will help curb tobacco use. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Oklahoma’s annual Day at the Capitol puts cancer advocates face-to-face with

March 18, 2019
Oklahoma

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Oklahoma thanks both Rep. Harold Wright for authoring House Bill 2288 and its volunteers for tirelessly advocating to clear the air for all workers.

September 24, 2018
Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of advocates and staff in Oklahoma was recognized for their dedication and exceptional work in cancer advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the State Advocacy Team of the

August 9, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma has made great progress 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

April 18, 2018
Oklahoma

As a child, she struggled with low platelet and red blood cell counts — an unusual combination of anemia in children. Doctors kept an eye on her health, and it would be three years before a genetic test of her bone marrow identified a duplicate chromosome that would ultimately lead to her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If untreated, MDS becomes leukemia.

April 12, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Cancer survivors, health professionals and students will convene at the Capitol on Monday, April 16, seeking restoration of the state’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Fund and protection for current life-saving programs. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer in Oklahoma, and American Cancer Society Cancer Action

March 28, 2018
Oklahoma

In response to the bill that would raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, a coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued the following statement.

March 15, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of leading health organizations Thursday released the following statement in strong opposition to a resolution that would allow the Legislature to remove current voter protections on funding for vital Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) programs: “The Legislature is considering a dangerous and ill-advised resolution