Oregon Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Advocates at the state capital

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ACS CAN advocates are storytellers. Our organization changes the hearts and minds of lawmakers by sharing the real stories of Oregonians battling cancer. When our lawmakers learn how ACS CAN’s policies help cancer survivors in their community, we win.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon gets mixed results for implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to

May 22, 2019

Sunday, June 2 is National Cancer Survivor Day. Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers will honor local cancer survivors at a special event on June 6. Mayor Bennett will issue a proclamation for Cancer Survivor Day in Salem.

April 10, 2019

SALEM, Ore.— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to support a proposed tobacco tax increase that will help reduce tobacco use, save lives, lower health care costs and raise revenue. At a public hearing on April 10 and April 11, cancer advocates will

January 29, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore.— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to prioritize and pass a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase with an equivalent increase on all other tobacco products including electronic cigarettes in the 2019 session. Governor Kate Brown’s 2019 budget includes this tobacco tax

Oregon Events

October 25, 2019
Portland, OR

Join us for our annual Healthcare Policy Forum which will highlight the cost of cancer. This event brings together Oregon's key leaders and decision makers in buisness, medical research, cancer care, health policy, and government to focus on actions elected leaders can take to end the fight against cancer.

State Contacts

Audrey Miller
Grassroots Manager
Christopher Friend
Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist of Media Advocacy
Western Region

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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.