• 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

    Photo by Documentary Associates

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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]

  • Florida Advocates Call for Quality of Life Taskforce

    FL Volunteers

    Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state of Florida traveled to Tallahassee last week to ask Florida lawmakers to support the creation of a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Taskforce.… [Read more]

  • Guest Blog: Celebrating 25 Years of Smoke-Free Airplanes


    I’m pleased to share the following guest blog from the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN CEO John R. Seffrin, PhD, on the 25th anniversary of smoke-free airplanes.… [Read more]

  • FDA Commissioner Hamburg Leaving a Legacy of Patient Focus


    Dr. Margaret Hamburg announced today that she is stepping down in March as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I want to pay tribute to her tireless efforts to advance the interests of patients during her six years at the FDA.… [Read more]

  • The Big Easy Goes Smoke-Free


    Today, a city known for its night life, great restaurants and casinos has made the historic move to go smoke-free. … [Read more]

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