Texas Cancer Action Center


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Increase access to prostate cancer screening  in Texas

This is more urgent now than ever given the recent increase in diagnosis of men with advanced prostate cancer.

Latest Updates

June 4, 2024

Dr. Cheasty Anderson has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the managing director for the Gulf Coast Region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. In this role, Anderson will lead ACS CAN’s staff and volunteers in each state as they work to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.

October 27, 2023

A coalition of the country’s leading public health advocacy organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Texas v. Mayorkas in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to urge the court to uphold the Biden administration’s 2022 “public charge” policy. Amici include American Cancer Society; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN); American Lung Association; CancerCare; Epilepsy Foundation; Hemophilia Federation of America; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Muscular Dystrophy Association; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Patient Advocate Foundation; and Susan G. Komen.

September 18, 2023

Barbara Behal recibió el premio Líder del Año del Equipo Constituyente de Embajadores (ACT) otorgado por la Red de Acción Contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN) por su excepcional compromiso con la labor de defensa y por hacer del cáncer una prioridad nacional.

June 5, 2023

Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients and people with other conditions by expanding coverage for biomarker testing. Senate Bill 989 will enable more patients to benefit from biomarker testing, an essential step in accessing precision medicine treatments.

State Contacts

James Gray
Senior Government Relations Director, Texas
Kay Kamm
Grassroots Manager - Texas
Ryan Poppe
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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