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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 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 21, 2017
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching new print and digital ads today highlighting the real risks to cancer patients and survivors posed by pending health care legislation.

June 15, 2017
National

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data from its National Youth Tobacco Survey today that found tobacco use among youth in grades 6-12 has decreased in recent years.

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