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Updates matching "Cancer Prevention"

December 3, 2020

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to new and innovative cancer screenings among Medicare beneficiaries in order to increase early detection of more cancers for more Americans.

November 30, 2020
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — November 25, 2020 — Mississippi ranks last in the nation when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) How Do You Measure Up? 2019

November 9, 2020
National

Twenty patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to prioritize patient protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, when it hears oral arguments Tuesday in the case of California v. Texas ( previously Texas v. United States).

September 15, 2020
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 5 00 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meeting s

September 15, 2020
Idaho

Idahoans touched by cancer join nearly 500 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district for virtual meetings today to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day virtually.

July 31, 2020

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $5.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Half of the increase would be considered emergency funding and the other half would be divided among the various institutes, including a nearly $470 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

July 7, 2020
National

Washington, D.C.—Today the House Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee on Health will vote on a FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $5.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—half of which is emergency funding and the remainder of which will be divided among the

June 17, 2020
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.

April 16, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers hurried to pass key legislation including the state’s operating budget, they continued to think about 26,500 Kentuckians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the legislature for maintaining funding for colon