• The Case for Increasing Access to Medicaid


    A recent White House report found that millions of uninsured Americans continue to lack access to health care coverage because a number of state lawmakers and/or governors have chosen not to broaden access to Medicaid.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: On the Front Lines for Our Children


    I am honored that the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack accepted my invitation to guest blog about the important work the agency is doing to ensure our children are getting healthy foods and drinks at school. … [Read more]

  • Guest Post: Why Health Care Policy is Personal

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    David is one of three courageous ACS CAN volunteers sharing his personal story to raise awareness about the importance of funding for research at the National Cancer Institute in our newest advertising campaign. … [Read more]

  • Can Tech Innovation Help End Cancer?

    Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and in the field of medicine that is especially true in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.… [Read more]

  • Rumbleman Joins Hundreds of Childhood Cancer Advocates in DC


    Childhood cancer’s own superhero “Rumbleman” descended upon Washington, D.C. today joining more than 250 childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families on Capitol Hill. … [Read more]

  • Celebrating Five Years of Tobacco Regulation


    Five years ago this week, we celebrated a landmark public health victory as the president signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law. … [Read more]

  • New Palliative Care Ad Helps Celebrate Father’s Day

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    At ACS CAN we honored the holiday by launching a new concept in our ongoing palliative care ad series featuring a dad with his daughter. … [Read more]

  • Congress: Don’t Take a Bite out of Our Kids’ Healthy Meals


    By now you’ve likely seen the news that there are some members of Congress who want to roll back some of the nutrition standards that we successfully implemented into our nation’s school meals program… [Read more]

  • World No Tobacco Day


    We’ve made great progress in reducing the burden of tobacco use in this country, but we’re still facing an uphill battle globally as more and more countries are being forced to fight back against the unscrupulous marketing practices of the tobacco industry.… [Read more]

  • Don’t Fry Day: Louisiana, Minnesota Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning

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    The summer season kicks off today with “Don’t Fry Day” – an annual day dedicated to encouraging good sun safety behavior to prevent skin cancer. As the American Cancer Society’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Len, will tell you, it’s critically important to wear good sunscreen and shade your skin from the sun starting at an early age.

    In addition to protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun, it’s also important to avoid indoor tanning beds — especially important for youth. … [Read more]

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