Washington Cancer Action Center

Latest Updates

March 29, 2023

Both chambers of the legislature have released their respective budget proposals for the 2023-24 biennium. In response, Matt Helder, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Washington Government Relations Director, released the following statement:

January 9, 2023

OLYMPIA, WA. – As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges state lawmakers to prioritize legislation that ensures biomarker testing is appropriately covered by more insurance plans, including Apple Health, which will ease the burden of cancer on Washington residents.

July 22, 2022

Vancouver, Wash. — Representative Paul Harris (R-Vancouver) received the Legislator of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer in Washington state, including his leadership this past session on tobacco control efforts. During

June 1, 2020

TACOMA—June 1, 2020— Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

State Contacts

Matt Helder
Government Relations Director
Shawn O'Neal
Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Audrey Miller-García
Regional Senior Manager - Grassroots Organizing - Washington

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