Young Leaders Caucus


Young Leaders Summit participants

About the Young Leaders Caucus

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Young Leaders Caucus is the ideal space for volunteers, aged 18-35, to connect and engage in cancer advocacy throughout the year. The Young Leaders Caucus fosters opportunities to connect young people to the work of ACS CAN and to others with similar interests. We work to elevate the perspectives of young people, including cancer survivors, about childhood and AYA, to inform and influence ACS CAN priorities and considerations.

Meet the steering committee! These are the volunteer leaders of the YLC.  Learn more their role in the YLC

Check out photos from our various events here.

We release quarterly newsletters detailing our activity,  upcoming events, and any timely announcements.

Find out what is happening next with ACS CAN and the YLC.

Find all the resources you need to get more engaged with the YLC.

Find a list of our working groups and their ongoing projects here.

Latest Updates

April 12, 2024

In light of the recent news regarding Dr. Francis Collins, former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and his recent prostate cancer diagnosis, the American Cancer Society (ACS) extends its full support as he navigates his cancer journey.

April 2, 2024

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center , the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and peer institutions released new findings in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showing that when all types of cancer research studies are considered, at least one in five people with cancer, or 21.9%, participate in some form of clinical research.

April 1, 2024

Today, the White House again failed to meet their own deadline to finalize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and eliminate all flavors in cigars despite an overwhelming amount of evidence demonstrating menthol flavoring is a serious public health risk.

March 22, 2024

In a major victory for public health, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has unanimously upheld graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising required under a 2020 FDA rule .