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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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December 14, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a first-of-its-kind survey today assessing the impact of paid medical leave on cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The survey of people affected by cancer revealed those with paid leave overwhelmingly said it had a positive effect on their physical and financial health.

December 1, 2017
National

Today the U.S. Senate passed a tax bill that essentially repeals the nation’s health care law with no replacement plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), eliminating the insurance requirement from current law would lead to 13 million more Americans being uninsured by 2027 and would increase premiums by 10 percent annually.

December 13, 2017

The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it – $721.6 million – on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report challenges states to do more to fight tobacco use – the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable disease and death – in order to accelerate progress and address large disparities in who still smokes in the United States.

Cancer Candor Blog
November 28, 2017

For the first time, the American people are hearing something they've never heard before from the tobacco industry: the truth – but only because a court ordered them to do it.

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