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Expand Access to Biomarker Testing in Texas

Progress in improving cancer outcomes increasingly involves the use of precision medicine, which uses information about a person’s own genes or proteins to prevent, diagnose or treat diseases like cancer.

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May 6, 2022
Texas

WICHITA FALLS, TX – May 6, 2022 – Family and friends recall former Wichita Falls resident Jackie Bush as the definition of bravery, strength and a force to be reckoned with. She undoubtedly left her mark in Texas, and on the hearts of fellow volunteers and legislatures as a lead

April 27, 2022
Texas

Sen. Judith Zaffirini (SD-21) received the Advocacy in Action award recently, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of her significant contributions to the fight against cancer in Texas, including her leadership this past session in authoring legislation that makes it more affordable for Texans to receive their lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings.

April 14, 2022
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – April 14, 2022 – Rep. John Smithee and Rep. Four Price both received the Advocacy in Action award earlier this week, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the

April 7, 2022
Texas

HOUSTON, TX – April 7, 2022 – Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (HD-98) received the Advocacy in Action award yesterday, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer in Texas, including

Texas Events

February 21, 2023CST

It's happening. Texas cancer advocates will be descending upon our state capitol for an incredible day of action Tuesday, February 21st. ACS CAN Texas 2023 legislative priorities: Securing $600 million in appropriations to support the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Advocating for improved coverage of comprehensive biomarker...

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James Gray
Senior Government Relations Director, Texas
Kyle DeLeon
Senior Manager, Grassroots Organizing - Texas
Ryan Poppe
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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