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New budget calls for devastating cuts to breast cancer research

A new budget proposal would stifle the incredible progress we're making in defeating breast cancer.  Sign our petition opposing these devastating cuts.

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June 27, 2017
National

Sixty patients and consumers from across the country, each with their own personal health care story, gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge their senators to preserve quality health care access and coverage for millions of Americans.

June 22, 2017

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2017—Based on a preliminary read of the Senate health bill released today, the proposed legislation appears to significantly weaken the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease to find and afford adequate, meaningful health care coverage. A statement from

June 28, 2017
National

A new nationwide survey finds eight in 10 (81 percent) Americans would oppose a health care bill if it includes deep cuts to Medicaid and 71 percent oppose moving the program to a lump sum or per-capita payment structure

Cancer Candor Blog

ACS CAN recently brought together cancer advocates, health care professionals, congressional staff and patients last week on Capitol Hill to address the critical need to preserve funding for the CDC’s important role in cancer prevention at the community level.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

23% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2012 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance