Tennessee Cancer Action Center


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Latest Updates

October 5, 2018

Nashville, Tenn. – (Oct. 5, 2018) – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a voter guide that details where the two major candidates for Tennessee’s United States Senate seat stand on three important federal policy issues that affect cancer prevention and treatment. “We want voters to

August 9, 2018

Nashville, TN – August 9, 2019 – 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

August 1, 2018

Knoxville, TN — August 1, 2018 — Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville joined universities across the state in going smoke-free. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the university for taking this important step to protect its staff, students and visitors from the dangers of secondhand

June 28, 2018

Nashville, TN — June 28, 2018 — Emily Ogden, who has had a long and successful career around the state legislature, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this month as the Tennessee government relations director. Ogden has worked for over a decade on all sides

Tennessee Events

October 31, 2018
Nashville, TN

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Unfortunately, Tennessee is on the wrong path when it comes to tobacco use. Each year, tobacco claims the lives of 11,400 Tennesseans. Tobacco-related illnesses are expensive and harmful for all of us. In...

State Contacts

Jessica Brooks
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director

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