Press Room



February 15, 2017

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.

February 15, 2017

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.

February 15, 2017

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.

February 13, 2017

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. 

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.