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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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November 15, 2017
National

ACS CAN has sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership opposing a provision in the tax bill that would eliminate the mandate that Americans purchase health insurance coverage.

November 8, 2017
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to House leadership and committee chairs asking that they reconsider provisions of their tax proposal that could harm cancer patients. Specifically, ACS CAN opposes eliminating the medical expense deduction and ending tax credits for developing so-called “orphan drugs”.

November 8, 2017
National

ACS CAN and four leading public health organizations support the legislation introduced this week that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 nationwide.

Cancer Candor Blog
October 17, 2017

I'm delighted that NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr has agreed to share his personal cancer story on my blog. He is a very talented and inspirational individual, who can help make a difference in our battle against a lethal disease. In so doing, he can highlight the importance of cancer awareness.

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