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December 3, 2018
Hawaii

Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation declaring December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with lawmakers to pass a resolution during the 2018 legislative session declaring the first week in December as Cancer Screen Week in partnership with Genentech, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Stand Up to Cancer and Rally Health. T

October 25, 2018
Illinois

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Woodridge resident Judy Rospenda with its Capitol Dome Volunteer of the Year award at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2018
Illinois

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Olney resident Polly Sulcer with its Capitol Dome Volunteer of the Year award at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.

October 10, 2018
Connecticut

"Also in attendance was Adam Clemens from Glastonbury, who became an ACS CAN advocate over a decade ago in honor of his mother, who he lost to breast cancer. Clemens met with Connecticut's Congressional delegation to ask for support in three key areas in the cancer fight. They discussed the

August 28, 2018
Nevada

August 28, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Twenty-two public health and patient advocacy groups

August 9, 2018
South Carolina

South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

August 9, 2018

State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.

June 18, 2018
Nebraska

The following letter was published in the Omaha World Herald on June 10, 2018. I want to thank Rep. Don Bacon for signing on two important pieces of legislation in the last few weeks that would change the future for cancer patients and their families, if the bills pass.