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October 27, 2020

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new draft guidelines today updating their recommendations for colorectal cancer screenings for average-risk populations. The new guidelines lowered the age to start screening from 50 to 45 and recommend continuing regular screening until age 75.

October 23, 2020
Minnesota

Eagan, Minn.—Both major candidates for Minnesota’s 7 th Congressional District, former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach and Rep. Collin Peterson, have met virtually with cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates to discuss policies and issues that are critical to fighting cancer. The meetings were part of the American Cancer Society Cancer

October 22, 2020
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today released a report detailing the costs of treating cancer, specifically out-of-pocket costs typical cancer patients face. The report found U.S. cancer patients in 2018 spent $5.6 billion in out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment

October 22, 2020

La Red de Acción Contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN por sus siglas en inglés) publicó hoy un informe que detalla los costos del tratamiento de cáncer, específicamente los gastos de bolsillo que enfrentan los típicos pacientes de cáncer.

October 21, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – October 21, 2020 – Yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) alongside leading pediatricians was invited to give testimony in response to the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) recent youth tobacco use report. The below is a statement on behalf

October 21, 2020
Minnesota

Eagan, Minn.—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across Minnesota’s 7 th Congressional District met virtually Wednesday afternoon with Rep. Collin Peterson to discuss policies and issues that are critical to fighting cancer. The meeting was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Cancer

October 20, 2020

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities. Additionally, it offers a path to increase the federal tobacco tax, including tax parity on other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, and improve access to lifesaving cessation services in Medicaid and private health plans.

October 20, 2020

ACS CAN and the American Cancer Society are helping defend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements by filing amicus curiae briefs in parallel federal lawsuits challenging the rule. Our briefs provide critical scientific data to the courts about the need

October 17, 2020
New Mexico

Congress holds the purse strings to fund research. They can make the difference in ending cancer as we know it, including breast cancer! Support ACS CAN and the Power of the Purse today. Everyone who donates $20 dollars will receive the 2020 purse pin pictured here. Pins will be send