Texas Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Texas volunteers at the capitol

Your Cancer Story

Your story distinguishes you from a statistic or a policy. It's what puts a human face on a disease that impacts millions of Americans every year.

Latest Updates

January 12, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – January 12, 2021 – As lawmakers dive into the first day of the 2021 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the new year. While Texas has accomplished significant

September 9, 2020

The evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, buildings along Dallas’ skyline and Fort Worth’s landmarks will glow yellow as part of the 10 th annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Lights of Hope celebration.

March 3, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas – This fall, Texans on Medicaid with an average risk of receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis may have their screenings covered starting at age 45. Texas Health and Human Services recently updated its Medicaid policy to align with current American Cancer Society guidelines, which lowers the starting age

November 6, 2019

CPRIT has funded more than 5.7 million prevention services in all 254 counties, which led to the detection of over 3,600 cancers and the identification of over 17,000 pre-cancers.

State Contacts

Kyle DeLeon
Texas Grassroots Manager
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

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.