The Minnesota Legislature approved a budget bill that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to improve cancer prevention and treatment. It now moves to the governor’s desk for final consideration.
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24, 2017 – Cancer survivors and caregivers from across New York City traveled to city hall today to meet with lawmakers about the need to increase the price of tobacco products and reduce access.
Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its updated assessment of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) – estimating the number of Americans who would likely lose health insurance as compared to current law, as well as the possible cost changes for those who maintain coverage.
The president’s proposed 2018 budget, would decrease the National Institutes of Health budget by 21 percent, decrease the National Cancer Institute budget by 25 percent, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease program by nearly 20 percent and reduce Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion.
Oklahoma and West Virginia as the latest states to pass laws to protect minors from the dangers of indoor tanning. Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia have adopted comprehensive indoor tanning laws.
Last week was Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where ACS CAN volunteer Heather Adler and her daughter, Abby, urged their members of Congress to increase funding for childhood cancer research. This guest blog post is from Heather, detailing their experience advocating on behalf of cancer patients.
Last week, Pennsylvania held its Day at the Capitol (DatC) where advocates from across the state came together to ask their lawmakers to make cancer a legislative priority. Our volunteers in Pennsylvania this year skewed a bit younger than volunteer groups in years past.
Investment in research has led to advances in detection and treatment of cancer that are leading to earlier and more accurate diagnoses and more targeted treatments. Guest Blogger Joydeep Goswami explores these advances and stresses the importance of broad access to the latest diagnostic tools and resulting treatments.
ACS CAN launched a media campaign in June 2016 to increase pressure on Congress to boost federal funding for cancer research in connection to the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The campaign illustrates the historical opportunity Congress has to significantly advance progress in the fight against cancer.