Texas Cancer Action Center


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Support Prop. 6 with ACS CAN

On Nov. 5, Texas voters will have the opportunity to approve an additional $3 billion in bond funding to support the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and we need advocates ready to fully engage in the ballot initiative.

Latest Updates

October 15, 2019

Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson received the Advocacy in Action in recognition of her dedication to ensuring continued investment in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

October 11, 2019

A new poll says a majority of Texan voters support infusing taxpayer dollars into cancer research and prevention programs here at home, and state leadership are calling on citizens to vote yes on Proposition 6 this November to ensure that work continues uninterrupted.

September 26, 2019

Texans Fighting Cancer, a broad coalition led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, implores voters to vote yes for Proposition 6 on the general ballot Nov. 5. Proposition 6 will renew the bonds originally authorized to fund CPRIT, infusing another $3 billion into research and prevention programs working to stop the disease that will claim an estimated 41,000 Texans this year.

August 1, 2019

The 17th edition of the report highlights the areas in which the state can improve polices to reduce suffering and death from cancer, and it highlights the work of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, also known as CPRIT.

Texas Events

October 23, 2019
Houston, TX

The statistics are startling—1 in 3 individuals in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Support ACS CAN’s efforts to ensure the next scientific breakthroughs happen sooner rather than later – and that those breakthroughs reach those who need them! The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network...

November 2, 2019
Austin, TX

Join us at St. Elmo Brewing Company for Tap the Cure: an afternoon of good music and great beer benefitting the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a grassroots movement working to make cancer a top priority for lawmakers. We will have live music and silent auction items ranging from...

State Contacts

Marina Hench
Senior Government Relations Director
Charlie Gagen
Texas Grassroots Director
Adrienne Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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