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January 12, 2023
Michigan

As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network urges legislators to prioritize improving access to cancer care.

January 11, 2023
New York

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and a coalition of leading cancer centers, patient and provider advocacy groups and others committed to saving lives from cancer, delivered a letter to Governor Hochul today asking her to dedicate $25.6 million to the New York State Cancer Services Program (CSP) and establish a $1 million operating budget line to support the operations of the CSP in the Fiscal Year 2023-24. In 2023 there will be over 118,000 new cases of cancer and over 32,000 New Yorkers will die of the disease. More than half of these cancers can be caught early, when the survival rate is highest. Investing in cancer prevention and early detection saves lives. By investing in the CSP, New York can reduce the number of family members, loved ones, and friends lost to cancer.

January 3, 2023
Ohio

As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Buckeyes.

December 20, 2022
National

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Early this morning Congress released a proposed FY 2023 funding deal that includes an increase of $2.5 billion for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $408 million more for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and provides a funding boost to cancer

December 19, 2022
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Earlier today, the New Jersey State Senate joined its Assembly counterpart in approving legislation that seeks to remove financial barriers to lifesaving colorectal cancer screening. With the passage of S-2305 by a vote of 37-0, the legislation heads to Governor Murphy’s desk for

December 15, 2022
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – DECEMBER 15, 2022 – Earlier today, the New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation that seeks to remove financial barriers to lifesaving cancer screening. A-3523 passed the full Assembly by a vote of 78-0, edging New Jersey closer to requiring health insurers to cover colorectal cancer screenings recommended

December 8, 2022
National

WASHINGTON, D.C.—December 8, 2022 —The costs of being diagnosed with cancer last long after the diagnosis and initial treatment putting cancer survivors at increased risk for lifelong financial hardship, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The report, The Costs of Cancer

November 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.— Patient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions submitted an amicus brief today urging the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas to preserve the requirement that private health insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without

November 29, 2022
National

The U.S. Senate voted today on legislation that would help ensure marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples and their families, as well as protect their ability to access employment benefits, such as health insurance.