Updates matching "South Carolina"

August 9, 2018
South Carolina

South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

April 27, 2018
South Carolina

Beth Johnson, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, praises the South Carolina Legislature for passing a bill to create a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee and she urges Gov. McMaster to sign the bill into law.

February 15, 2018
South Carolina

Columbia, SC–February 15, 2018– This statement can be attributed to Beth Johnson, director of government relations in South Carolina for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “Representative Mary Gail Douglas and Representative Ray Felder with co-sponsors Representative Robert Ridgeway and Representative Bruce Bryant, introduced a bill yesterday

January 29, 2018
South Carolina

Columbia, SC – January 29, 2018 – As lawmakers dive into the new year the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018. South Carolina has a long way to go when it comes to tobacco

January 5, 2018
South Carolina

Columbia, SC – December 11, 2017 – Senator Thomas Alexander was awarded the National Award for Distinguished State Leadership, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable which was co-founded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a

June 14, 2017
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – June 14, 2017 – Funding for two programs critical to addressing South Carolina’s cancer burden has been included in the state budget signed by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week. The Best Chance Network (BCN), which provides free screenings to eligible women aged 30 to 64

April 10, 2017
South Carolina

Raymond N. Dubois, MD, Ph.D., dean of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine, has been named to the national board of directors for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society (Society). In this role, Dr. DuBois will provide leadership and guidance for ACS CAN, which supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

March 7, 2017
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – (March 7, 2017) – Earlier today, Coastal Carolina Baseball Coach Gary Gilmore joined dozens of South Carolina legislators in lacing up their sneakers to demonstrate support for cancer survivors, patients and caregivers as well as to honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.

January 4, 2017
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States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...