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TELL OREGON'S LEADERSHIP TO FULLY FUND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

The Oregon Legislature has reduced the funding for the Oregon Breast and Cervical Care Program (ScreenWise / ORBCCP), leaving people exposed. This could impact the 3,400 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Oregon, this year.

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October 23, 2019
Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. —Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and this year tobacco use will kill roughly 5,500 Oregonians. Tobacco use causes nearly 30% of all cancer deaths. The financial costs of tobacco to the state is substantial through health care costs and lost economic productivity, and the

August 1, 2019
Oregon

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
Oregon

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
Oregon

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

Oregon Events

February 27, 2020
Salem, OR

This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who wants to engage in our advocacy efforts to make cancer a top priority. Together as a team, we CAN successfully fight for laws that impact the issue of cancer and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in...

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

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