• Guest Post: Kansas Minors No Longer Exposed to the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

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    The Friday before Memorial Day Weekend is Don’t Fry Day – a day to encourage sun safety awareness as summer unofficially kicks off. While it’s critically important to protect our skin from the sun, indoor tanning devices pose an equal and too often an underestimated risk when it comes to skin cancer. I’m thrilled to report that Kansas is the latest state to take action to protect minors from the dangers of indoor tanning and honored to have Kansas ACS CAN volunteer Tracey Nicodemus share a guest blog on the direct impact indoor tanning has had on her family and her efforts to try and protect others from the same dangers.… [Read more]

  • Nation Takes Critical Steps Forward in Tobacco Regulation

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    In advance of World No Tobacco Day at the end of the month, there has been some pretty tremendous movement in tobacco control in the United States over the past week. At the federal level, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final deeming rule spelling out its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah.
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  • Give the Gift of Screening This Mother’s Day

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    Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show the women in our lives how much we appreciate them and how thankful we are to have them. What better way to show our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters that we love them than by ensuring all women have access to timely and affordable preventive services.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: Accelerating Health Equity by Eliminating Cancer Disparities

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    Over and over again, research studies have shown significant differences in access to cancer care and the quality of treatment received in minority and vulnerable populations. Achieving the highest level of health for everyone will require creative and sustained efforts to eliminate intended and unintended practices that drive inequalities.… [Read more]

  • Take Tobacco Out of the Ball Game

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    Baseball is America’s past time, and many children admire and want to emulate their favorite baseball players. But there’s one part of baseball that has become all too commonplace that we don’t want anyone to emulate — using tobacco.… [Read more]

  • What’s on the Menu: Policies that Foster Healthy Living

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    Cancer is a ubiquitous foe, and it can be cruelly indiscriminate. However, there are things a person can do to reduce his or her risk of developing cancer – and focusing on healthy eating and active living are among the best. Since March is National Nutrition Month, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the important policies ACS CAN supports that help make it easier for children and adults to eat a healthy diet and keep their weight in check.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: Addressing Health Disparities Through Patient Navigation

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    During a presentation to the Society and ACS CAN on the state of health and wellness in the African American community, Dr. Harold P. Freeman, former Society National Board President and founder of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, shared his thoughts on reducing disparities and the role of patient navigation.… [Read more]

  • Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

    Gov. Mike Pence joins ACS CAN volunteers and staff donning their sneakers to fight cancer at Indiana’s statehouse.

    ACS CAN’s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year.

    During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.… [Read more]

  • Massachusetts Moves to Protect Teens from Indoor Tanning

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    Great news last week out of Massachusetts where Governor Charlie Baker and the state legislature enacted new legislation to prevent youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices. ACS CAN staff and volunteers have been working hard to protect Massachusetts teens from the harms of indoor tanning and we’re hoping that this early legislative win in 2016 sets the tone for other states to do the same.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: My Call to Action from the Vice President

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    We invited Raha Assadi-Lamouki to share her story – the same story she shared with the vice president – and tell us what the Moonshot initiative means to her and her family.… [Read more]

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