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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

October 14, 2021

HOUSTON, TX – October 14, 2021 – Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Abbott issued an executive order undermining vaccine requirements. Legislation was also filed with similar language that was heard in the House last night and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate today. The American Cancer Society Cancer

September 1, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – Sept 1, 2021 –Beginning today, Texans 45 and older will have coverage for colorectal cancer screening, per a new state law that updates the age for such lifesaving screenings from 50 to 45 in accordance with United States Preventive Services Task For

June 23, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – June 23, 2021 – With Gov. Abbott’s signing of the fiscal year 2021 budget, the Texas Legislature renewed their commitment to appropriate funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), following a severe impact on cancer research and clinical trials as

June 22, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – June 22, 2021 – With the deadline to sign passing, Gov. Abbott has allowed bill (HB 3924) into law that would create new non-insurance coverage through the Texas Farm Bureau -- allowing the sale of inadequate health plans that are exempt from state insurance regulation

Texas Events

November 9, 2021CST

Winning the war on cancer for all In this continuation of ACS CAN Texas's policy forum series, we will examine the importance of cancer clinical trials and the key barriers preventing patient participation, including a focus on equity, Participants will include key stakeholders throughout the oncology community, including leaders...

State Contacts

James Gray
Senior Government Relations Director, Texas
Kyle DeLeon
Texas Grassroots Manager
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

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