SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Feb. 15, 2017 – In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s state budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Illinois Public Health Association, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and Susan G.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule changing regulations for Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance plans. Of particular concern to those affected by cancer are proposed changes to special enrollment periods and essential community provider requirements that are included in available insurance plans.
Leaders in the Texas Legislature took bold action to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by introducing bipartisan legislation to raise the sale age of tobacco products in the state to 21.
Rep. Jeffrey Mursau (R-Crivitz), Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) introduced legislation last week to ensure “other tobacco products,” such as cigars and e-cigarettes, are not given preferential treatment over cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Throughout the country, in every state, territory and Washington D.C., ACS CAN staff and volunteers have hit the ground running in 2017, working with local lawmakers to pass and implement public health policies proven to have the highest impact in saving lives from cancer.
February 4 is World Cancer Day -- a day when the world unites to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities by raising awareness and pressing governments across the world to take action against the epidemic.
Major League Baseball and its players’ union finalized the league’s new collective bargaining agreement, which includes several significant tobacco provisions. Most notably, the five-year agreement prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco products by all players new to the majors.
Running a marathon is not an easy task. It requires stamina, discipline and determination. It is mentally and physically exhausting and it’s something 74-year-old cancer survivor Don Wright is about to do for the 100 th time next month in Philadelphia. Yet for Don the exhaustion of running 26 miles...
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.