Press Room



March 24, 2017

Cancer Advocates Urge Congress to Reject House Health Care Bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill, in its current form, would significantly alter the accessibility, adequacy and affordability of meaningful health insurance for millions of Americans, including those who have coverage through Medicaid.

March 23, 2017

Salem, OR – The Tobacco 21 For Oregon coalition, led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), applauds the Oregon Senate for passing legislatio

March 22, 2017

The “Palliative Care Hospice Education and Training Act” has been introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. This bill aims to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by better coordinating their care and addressing the often-debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment.

March 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 21, 2017 – Today, the State Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1278, which directs the Indiana State Department of Health to identify and address barriers to cervical cancer screening and treatment. The bill now moves to Gov.

March 21, 2017

Increasing the legal age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21 is an important step to reduce and eventually eliminate the toll of tobacco because an estimated 95 percent of smokers start before age 21.

Media Contacts

Alissa Crispino
Senior Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Jill Courtney
Senior Manager, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

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.