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September 27, 2021

ACS CAN supports banning menthol flavor in tobacco products as part of a comprehensive flavor ban. Support of this ban included filing a citizens' petition at the FDA with other health groups in 2013, and supplementing that petition with updated scientific data in January of 2021. The African American Tobacco

September 27, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Shana Crews was awarded the Government Relations Professional of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her efforts to help make cancer a national priority. “When it comes to advancing public policies that reduce the burden of cancer,

September 27, 2021
Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN – Michael Holtz was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his efforts to help make cancer a national priority. "Michael is widely regarded by his ACS CAN peers as an extremely effective and

September 27, 2021
Oregon

Portland, Ore. – Audrey Miller was awarded the Grassroots Professional of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her efforts to help make cancer a national priority. ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the award each

September 25, 2021
Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn. – Hundreds of bags decorated with the names of those who’ve fought cancer were displayed Saturday evening at the Minnesota State Capitol to send a powerful message of hope and to remind Minnesota and national lawmakers on the importance of ensuring the fight against cancer remains a

September 23, 2021
California

Los Angeles, Calif . – Today, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer held a news conference to release information about a draft ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to urge the Los Angeles City Council do

September 22, 2021
National

Washington, DC – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) launched a new advertising campaign this week highlighting its strong support for the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act (H.R. 1946/S. 1873), legislation that aims to improve access to new and innovative cancer screenings among Medicare beneficiaries

September 21, 2021
California

Sacramento, Calif . – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law a bill that would remove out-of-pocket cost-sharing for patients needing a colonoscopy following a positive non-invasive screening test. Assembly Bill 342 would also align the age to begin these

September 21, 2021
California

Sacramento, Calif . – La Red de Acción contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN) insta al gobernador Gavin Newsom a que promulgue un proyecto de ley que eliminaría los costos compartidos para los pacientes que necesitan una colonoscopía tras haber dado positivo en una