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Help end childhood cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-19. Ask your U.S. Representative to pass the STAR Act.

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April 24, 2018

Advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be on Capitol Hill today asking Congress to support initiatives that would increase research and improve treatment for children with cancer.

April 23, 2018

More than 100 organizations representing millions of patients, providers and consumers joined together in letters and formal comments to Congressional leadership and federal agencies urging the withdrawal of a proposed rule on short-term, limited duration insurance plans (STLD).

April 20, 2018

oday the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on proposed changes to rules governing short-term, limited duration insurance plans (STLD). The comments detail how the proposed rule could divide the individual insurance market and significantly weaken patient protections, leaving cancer patients and survivors with few meaningful or affordable coverage choices.

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March 16, 2018
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South Dakota

Recently in South Dakota, ACS CAN advocated for legislation to enhance patient access to biosimilar drugs, which offer safe and effective treatment options for many diseases including cancer.

Our Impact

We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance