California Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Please join us at the Silicon Valley Capital Club on October 12 for a discussion about what's new in clinical trials.

Clinical trials play a vital role in the journey from scientific breakthrough to bedside care, and yet, according to the Institute of Medicine, 40% of clinical trials are either ended prematurely, or are never published, due to the lack of patient enrollment.   Please join us for a discussion abo

Latest Updates

September 15, 2017

A team of advocates and staff in California was recognized for their dedication and exceptional work in tobacco control by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, annually presents the State Advocacy Team of the Year award to combined staff and volunteer teams that have worked together to make a significant impression in cancer-related public policy.

September 13, 2017

San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen has received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award—the most esteemed award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her dedication to fighting cancer through historic tobacco-control legislation.

July 19, 2017

Oakland, CA – Leading health organizations and community groups today applauded the Oakland City Council’s unanimous approval of new safeguards to keep flavored tobacco products – including menthol-flavored cigarettes – from youth. A final vote on the new measure is expected in September after which the new law would go

July 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – The voices of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are making a difference at the Capitol as evidenced by the critically-important cancer-fighting policies that passed the Legislature in 2016. The advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

State Contacts

Lori G Bremner
Grassroots Director
Tim Gibbs
Senior Director, Government Relations
Stephanie Winn-McCorkle
Associate Director, Media Advocacy
Western Region

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.