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Ask Rhode Island lawmakers to help make cancer medications more affordable

Nearly one-third of cancer patients and survivors report the cost of prescription drugs is a challenge.

Latest Updates

May 31, 2023
Rhode Island

Earlier this evening, the Rhode Island Senate voted in unanimous support of Senate Bill S799. This legislation would ensure Rhode Islanders receive the total value of prescription drug assistance available to them, improving affordable access to care for many with prescription drug needs

April 16, 2023
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – April 16, 2023 – A statement from Ryan Strik, Director of Government Relations at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Rhode Island, follows on the death of Rhode Island’s Majority Whip and the second-longest serving member of the Senate, Maryellen Goodwin, from her battle with

March 27, 2023
Rhode Island

Rhode Island lawmakers have taken the first step towards ensuring cancer patients and others with chronic disease are protected from excessive prescription drug costs.

December 5, 2022
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE — Ryan Strik has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the government relations director in Rhode Island. In this role, Strik will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer. “Cancer has touched all of our

Rhode Island Events

November 2, 2023EST
Warwick, RI

The 10th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, research, and academia to discuss the state of cancer research and innovation happening in Rhode Island. In light of our event’s 10th anniversary, we will take a look back at the extraordinary achievements in the cancer space that have unfolded in Rhode Island over the last decade and look ahead at the future of cancer research and innovation in the Ocean State.

State Contacts

Ryan Strik
Rhode Island Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Natalie Shurtleff
Senior Grassroots Manager, Rhode Island

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