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October 9, 2019

Even if you have only a few minutes a day to spare, ACS CAN will empower you to become an effective advocate for cancer issues. We provide the training, tools, and opportunities you need to ensure your voice is heard by your lawmakers. It Starts by Being an Online Action

October 7, 2019
New Hampshire

TO THE EDITOR: I recently returned from Washington, D.C., where I had the honor of representing New Hampshire on Capitol Hill. Along with nearly 700 of my fellow American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers from across the country, I traveled to Washington to urge our lawmakers to make cancer

October 3, 2019

Nashville, TN – Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer, affects thousands of families across Tennessee. This stage of breast cancer occurs when cancer spreads beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain. Gov. Bill Lee

October 3, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. -Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and the administration addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced an aggressive campaign to combat it. In response to the announcement of this campaign, Emily Myatt, Minnesota government relations director for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released

October 3, 2019
New Jersey

The New Jersey Electronic Smoking Device Task Force's proposals were released by Governor Murphy.

October 1, 2019

ACS CAN and other public health advocates celebrated a huge victory in the war against electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on May 16.

October 1, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont.— Confident they can alter the future of cancer and who it impacts, public health policy experts, tribal and community leaders including cancer advocacy volunteers will lead a discussion focused on improving health equity in cancer prevention and care for all Montanans. The free event, hosted by the American

September 30, 2019

Hannah Gaffney, president of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, spent the first week of September lobbying for more cancer research. After hearing about a fellow sorority sister being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, Gaffney looked for fundraising options for her friend and stumbled upon the non-profit organization the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

September 26, 2019

Texans Fighting Cancer, a broad coalition led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, implores voters to vote yes for Proposition 6 on the general ballot Nov. 5. Proposition 6 will renew the bonds originally authorized to fund CPRIT, infusing another $3 billion into research and prevention programs working to stop the disease that will claim an estimated 41,000 Texans this year.