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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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March 22, 2018

Tonight the U.S. Senate passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act. The bipartisan bill would advance pediatric cancer research and increase transparency and expertise for pediatric cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

March 22, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an FY 18 federal budget, which includes; a $3 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the largest such funding increase in 15 years; and a $275 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

March 21, 2018

The House of Representatives tonight passed legislation that would change the process for accessing experimental drugs without including necessary patient safeguards. The Right-to-Try legislation was opposed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) along with more than 80 other organizations representing millions of patients.

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.

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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