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April 20, 2021
Oklahoma

Gov. Stitt signs a bill into law to help patients afford appropriate prescriptions.

April 16, 2021
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, SB 1080 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the Senate Rules Committee with an 11-5 vote. The bill will be heard next on the full Senate floor. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

April 15, 2021
Kentucky

Throughout the Kentucky legislative session, our cancer advocates made their voices heard on our ACS CAN priorities. With the help of our advocates, this year we: Passed a bill that will ensure patients receive the full value of prescription drug coupons they use to afford their treatments. Maintained funding for

April 15, 2021
West Virginia

Throughout the West Virginia legislative session, our cancer advocates made their voices heard on our ACS CAN priorities. 42 letters to the editor and news articles were published in newspapers across West Virginia 132 emails were sent to lawmakers 640 phone calls were made to lawmaker offices Their efforts assisted

April 14, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to expand coverage of biomarker testing – an essential step in accessing precision medicine treatments. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has prioritized educating policymakers’ about the role of biomarker testing in precision medicine, which uses

April 13, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2021 – Sponsored by Sen. Huffman and Sen. Zaffirini, SB 1028 will be heard by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee today at 8 a.m. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is in support of the bipartisan legislation that would save

April 13, 2021
Maine

PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day . Even though the advocates could not travel to the capitol this year, they made their voices heard through virtual meetings, phone calls and social media. The

April 12, 2021
National

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations’ CEO since 2015.

April 12, 2021
Nevada

LAS VEGAS – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking cancer patients and recent survivors to enroll in its latest Survivor Views survey project. The project is dedicated to ensuring cancer patients and survivors’ experiences are used to inform cancer-related policymaking. The survey project, which