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December 5, 2019

Some recent and current cancer patients are making changes to their cancer treatment due to the coverage and cost of prescription drugs and surprise medical bills, according to new survey results from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

December 4, 2019
Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – By the end of this year, it’s estimated that over 26,000 new incidences of cancer will have been diagnosed in Louisiana. Over 9,200 people will succumb to the disease. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Louisiana policy forum brings together community leaders

November 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – From the panhandle to the Florida Keys, cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) met with their legislators this week in support of increasing funding for biomedical and early detection programs as well as raising the minimum age

November 14, 2019
Alabama

The struggle to find access to adequate health care was the subject of a new documentary, “On the Edge: Health Care in Alabama” , by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that premiered to a packed house in Birmingham’s Sidewalk Cinema last night.

November 7, 2019
North Carolina

North Carolina’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 10th annual research breakfast will focus on the current state of clinical trials in North Carolina and overcoming the patient enrollment barriers which currently exist.

October 30, 2019
National

Today the U.S. Senate will vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would stop Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of the Treasury guidance allowing individuals to use federal tax subsidies to purchase health insurance that does not meet coverage standards under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

September 11, 2019
Alaska

Senator Lisa Murkowski received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award on Tuesday, September 10, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of her significant contributions to the fight against cancer.

August 19, 2019
Kansas, Missouri

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host We CAN Make an Impact on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The community forum will feature leaders in business, research and patient advocacy discussing the unique challenges of accessing cancer clinical trials in Kansas and Missouri.

August 19, 2019
North Carolina

Christine Weason, North Carolina government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, strongly urges Gov. Ray Cooper’s veto of SB 86 because expanding access to association health plans will leave hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians with inadequate health care plans.