• Don’t Fry Day: New Hampshire Wants to Protect Teens from Tanning Beds

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    We’re anxiously waiting for the New Hampshire governor to sign a bill that will save lives by reducing skin cancer incidence and mortality rates in her state.… [Read more]

  • Renewed funding for Community Health Centers a Victory for Women’s Health

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    On this National Women’s Health Week, it seems fitting to spotlight the significance of this funding for cancer patients, particularly for prevention of women’s cancers.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: 10 Things I Learned On My First Cancer ‘Lobby Day’

    Mellany Murgor joins ACS Global Scholars and ACS CAN staff and volunteers for Massachusetts' lobby day.

    It’s my pleasure to be able to share a guest post from Mellany (originally posted on ypchronic.org) describing her first lobby day experience in Boston last month. Mellany is an American Cancer Society Global Scholar from Kenya.… [Read more]

  • It’s Time for the FDA to Regulate All Tobacco Products

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    Last April, ACS CAN and its public health partners called on the FDA to finalize its regulation within one year. Now that the FDA has missed that deadline, ACS CAN together with 29 public health partners have sent a letter to President Obama asking for swift action to finalize that regulation.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: National Volunteer Week

    Maudra at ACS CAN's 2014 Lights of Hope Ceremony.

    It’s National Volunteer Week, and at ACS CAN our volunteers are essential to the lifesaving work that we do. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, I asked one of our youngest and brightest volunteers, Maudra Bradley, to guest post about her experience as an ACS CAN volunteer. … [Read more]

  • Lawmakers Share Their One Degree Stories & Calls to Action

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    At our One Degree launch event on March 17, we had an impressive lineup – cancer survivors, passionate volunteers, celebrity star power and supportive lawmakers – to make the case for more federal funding for cancer research.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: On the Cusp of New Hope

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    I know I am not alone in being touched by cancer – in fact, this is a universal experience in America. But I was heartened to participate in the One Degree campaign launch in Washington, DC last week, to help raise awareness about the way cancer touches all of us and the importance of sustained federal funding for cancer research.… [Read more]

  • Star Power & Grassroots Might Launch One Degree Project

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    Tuesday’s event to launch the One Degree Project on Capitol Hill was such a success that I’m still in awe today. We had a room full of celebrities, lawmakers, partners from the cancer community and passionate advocates from every state all calling on Congress to increase cancer research funding.… [Read more]

  • We’re All Just One Degree from Cancer

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    There are few things in life that we all share in common, but we are all just one degree from cancer. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, other relative, friend, co-worker or even you, we all know someone who has faced this disease, and thus we all know just how important cancer research is to the quality of life and survival of our loved ones.… [Read more]

  • NCI Director Leaves Legacy of Progress and Innovation

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    I was saddened to learn late last week that Dr. Harold Varmus will step down as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the end of the month. … [Read more]

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