Tennessee Cancer Action Center


Action Center


I Support Tobacco 21

Tobacco 21 is an important issue as nationally 95% of adult who smoke start before they turn 21.  This time-period is when the brain is fully developing, including the parts responsible for decision making, impulse control, sensation seeking, and susceptibility to peer pressure.

Latest Updates

October 3, 2019

Nashville, TN – Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer, affects thousands of families across Tennessee. This stage of breast cancer occurs when cancer spreads beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain. Gov. Bill Lee

September 9, 2019

Knoxville, TN – Michael Holtz was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for his dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer

August 1, 2019

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This

May 6, 2019

Nashville, TN – May 6, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) acknowledges Gov. Bill Lee and the legislature for including $2 million dollars of funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the final budget, but says the program needs more funding to get back

Tennessee Events

November 12, 2019
Memphis, TN

The Cost of Cancer Policy Forum - Memphis

State Contacts

Jessica Hyder
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director

Share Your Story

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.