New York Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Make Cancer Prevention a Priority in the State Budget

Approximately 110,000 New Yorkers will be diagnosed with cancer this year in New York and over 34,000 will die. Tell Albany to restore full funding of $25.28 million to the New York Cancer Services Program (CSP), and increase funding for the Tobacco Control Program (TCP) to $40.76 million.

Latest Updates

January 3, 2018
New York

Julie Hart, director of New York government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement following the delivery of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Message: “In 2017 Governor Cuomo, and the state legislature enacted numerous important public health measures such as

September 12, 2017
New York

WASHINGTON, DC – September 11, 2017 – Sandra Cassese of Woodstock was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her efforts to help make cancer a national priority. Each year, a lead volunteer who has demonstrated strong, consistent

August 28, 2017
New York

WEST HARRISON, NY – Aug. 23, 2017 – The local cancer community – researchers, patients, advocates, community leaders, friends and family – gathered today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in West Harrison, NY, to call on Congress to reject any cuts to federal cancer research funding and support

August 28, 2017
New York

NEW YORK, NY – August 28, 2017 – Mayor Bill de Blasio signed seven bills into law today aimed at reducing the use of dangerous tobacco products in New York City and to save lives. The enactment of these laws will help achieve the goal of our leaders to

New York Events

April 30, 2018
Albany, NY

Registration Closes April 6th, 2018. Please note this event is open to residents of New York State only. Mark your calendars and get ready to join the fight with New York’s leading voice on cancer and public health! Join passionate volunteers, survivors, patients, family members, and...

State Contacts

Scott Hobson
Grassroots Manager
Julie Hart
New York Government Relations Director
Marc Kaplan
Senior Specialist-Division Media Advocacy

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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.