Rhode Island Cancer Action Center


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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

We're looking forward to seeing you at our 10th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast! More infomation comming soon. Last year's speakers included: Emcee Vic Vetters, General Manager, NBC10/WJAR Welcome Bernard Jackvony, JD , RI Research Breakfast Committee Chair, ACS CAN National Board Member ...

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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