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New budget could cut funding for anti-smoking programs aimed at teens

These programs have been successful in reducing the number of teens who smoke. Ask Congress to reject cuts to teen anti-smoking programs.  

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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.

April 11, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today released a report examining the most common patient barriers to cancer clinical trial enrollment. Made public at ACS CAN’s annual national policy forum, the report found only about one in four (27%) patients has access to clinical trials where they are being treated. Yet, if asked to enroll in an available trial, more than half of eligible patients typically agree to do so.

April 5, 2018

A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) provided an updated snapshot of states’ Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation.

Cancer Candor Blog
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