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October 14, 2021
National

We don’t have to tell you how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world; every one of you felt this in a deeply personal way. What you might not know is that a recent nationwide survey of cancer patients and those who recently underwent cancer treatment revealed that nearly 1 in

September 23, 2021
California

Los Angeles, Calif . – Today, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer held a news conference to release information about a draft ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) continues to urge the Los Angeles City Council do

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 2, 2021
Idaho

This year roughly 10,240 Idahoans will be diagnosed with cancer. Thanks in part to advances in cancer research and treatment, we are saving more lives than ever. But cancer remains a critical public health problem and getting new and affordable therapies from the research lab to the patient will require

August 24, 2021
National

Washington, D.C.— The DIVERSE Trials Act, introduced in both the House and Senate would increase diversity in clinical trials and make it easier for all cancer patients to participate in clinical trials. The bipartisan bicameral legislation, sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Reps. Raul

August 5, 2021
National

More than two dozen patient groups and health care partners are joining forces to call for a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program, including caregiving leave.

July 22, 2021

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).