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This year alone in Oregon, tobacco will claim the lives of nearly 5,500 people. That's 15 people each day. It's time to fight back against Big Tobacco. Right now, we need your help to win this fight.

Passing Measure 108 is the best tool we have to help people who smoke...

Latest Updates

September 23, 2020

Jamie Dunphy joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Oregon government relations director, bringing a significant background in local, state and federal government experience. In his role, Dunphy will lead ACS CAN’s policy agenda in Oregon to advance legislation and public policies to fight cancer.

September 15, 2020

Kathy Ottele of Salem was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary leadership while advocating for ACS CAN’s priority areas of cancer-related public policy.

February 27, 2020

SALEM, Ore.— Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones convened at the State Capitol today, February 27, for the annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). February is National Cancer Prevention Month and the group spent the day-long event

February 12, 2020

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, has committed $50,000 to the ballot campaign to increase the price of cigarettes and establish Oregon's first-ever tax on e-cigarettes on the November ballot.

Oregon Events

November 20, 2020

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society will host their annual policy forum, a premiere event that brings together leaders from the business, education, government and research communities. This year’s event will focus on the health disparities which lead to increased rates of cancer among marginalized and underrepresented communities and the public policy solutions required to reduce address the cost and burden of cancer.

State Contacts

Audrey Miller
Grassroots Manager
Jamie Dunphy
Government Relations Director
Noe Streetman
Senior Specialist of Media Advocacy

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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.