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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 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.

November 29, 2017
National

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an interim final rule that would weaken nutrition standards for school meals and beverages.

November 20, 2017

Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies’ intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive.

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