Mississippi Cancer Action Center


Action Center

2018 Day at the Capitol

Join ACS CAN on February 6, 2018, from 9 am - 2 pm as we meet with legislators to advocate eliminating suffering and death from cancer through policy change.

Latest Updates

November 16, 2017

More than 20 health organizations gathered at the State Capitol today to urge lawmakers to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack with a parallel increase on other tobacco products. The event was held on the 41 st anniversary of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

September 22, 2017

Are you looking for a meaningful way to help in the fight against cancer? ACS CAN Mississippi has the perfect opportunity for you.

September 22, 2017

A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

State Contacts

Anita Bales
Grassroots Manager
Kimberly Hughes
Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy, Mid-South

Share Your Story

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.