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September 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer.

September 21, 2021
California

Sacramento, Calif . – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law a bill that would remove out-of-pocket cost-sharing for patients needing a colonoscopy following a positive non-invasive screening test. Assembly Bill 342 would also align the age to begin these

September 21, 2021
California

Sacramento, Calif . – La Red de Acción contra el Cáncer de la Sociedad Americana contra el Cáncer (ACS CAN) insta al gobernador Gavin Newsom a que promulgue un proyecto de ley que eliminaría los costos compartidos para los pacientes que necesitan una colonoscopía tras haber dado positivo en una

September 1, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – Sept 1, 2021 –Beginning today, Texans 45 and older will have coverage for colorectal cancer screening, per a new state law that updates the age for such lifesaving screenings from 50 to 45 in accordance with United States Preventive Services Task For

June 16, 2021
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – June 16, 2021 – Even as recent as the last few months, as the overall spread of the virus has begun to decline due to vaccinations, roughly in 1 in 6 (16% patients) report a delay or interruption in their cancer screening schedule – according

June 7, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – June 4, 2021 – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate bill 1028 which will ensure Texans can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. It does this by eliminating cost-sharing for all preventative colorectal cancer screening tests for people 45 and

June 4, 2021
New York

As the New York State Legislature approaches adjournment, ACS CAN is focusing on two pieces of legislation that can save lives and improve access to needed care.

May 18, 2021

ACS Expert says: “These new guidelines are in line with the most recent American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines released in 2018.” Lisa Lacasse, president of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says: “Following the updated ACS guidelines

May 18, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – May 18, 2021 – Today, the Texas Legislature voted unanimously in support of Senate bill 1028, ensuring Texans can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45 per American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines – and as of today’s announcement by the United