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Tell Congress to Support Childhood Cancer and Pass the STAR Act

This lifesaving legislation will aid in the development of new treatments and improve the quality of life for kids not only while they receive cancer treatments, but throughout the rest of their lives.

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September 14, 2017

This week the Senate HELP Committee is hearing from bipartisan health care experts in its ongoing effort to strengthen the individual insurance market and ensure that meaningful, affordable health care coverage is available for millions of Americans, including cancer patients, survivors and their families.

September 6, 2017

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children ages one to 19. Breakthroughs in childhood cancer research have led to more and more children surviving their cancer diagnosis, but progress in treating certain types of cancer remains limited. And, children who survive cancer, often must deal with

September 7, 2017

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Committee marked up its FY 2018 spending bill today including a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $169 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Cancer Candor Blog

Coaches John Gallagher from the University of Hartford, Jeff Jones from Old Dominion University, Jack Murphy from Northern Arizona University, and Josh Pastner from Georgia Tech University joined ACS CAN volunteers on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to make the fight against cancer a priority.

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 1991-2012 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance