Washington Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

January 8, 2024

As Washington legislators convene for the new session, it is crucial for them to prioritize cancer patients and cancer care by assuring all residents have ready access to biomarker testing.

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

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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