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April 18, 2018
Oklahoma

As a child, she struggled with low platelet and red blood cell counts — an unusual combination of anemia in children. Doctors kept an eye on her health, and it would be three years before a genetic test of her bone marrow identified a duplicate chromosome that would ultimately lead to her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If untreated, MDS becomes leukemia.

April 12, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Cancer survivors, health professionals and students will convene at the Capitol on Monday, April 16, seeking restoration of the state’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Fund and protection for current life-saving programs. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer in Oklahoma, and American Cancer Society Cancer Action

March 28, 2018
Oklahoma

In response to the bill that would raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, a coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued the following statement.

March 15, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of leading health organizations Thursday released the following statement in strong opposition to a resolution that would allow the Legislature to remove current voter protections on funding for vital Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) programs: “The Legislature is considering a dangerous and ill-advised resolution

February 16, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly opposes the proposal to raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by only 75 cents per pack. Tobacco tax increases, when implemented correctly, decrease the number of youth who start smoking, increase the number of smokers who quit, cut health care

October 31, 2017
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new law in Oklahoma prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices goes into effect Nov. 1. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supported the measure and worked alongside lawmakers and skin cancer survivors to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 765. Young

September 20, 2017
Oklahoma

The following letter was delivered to Gov. Mary Fallin's office on Sept. 20, 2017.

May 31, 2017
National, Oklahoma

Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that will increase the price of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. In addition to funding state health initiatives, full implementation of this increase can generate significant revenue for Oklahoma.

May 26, 2017
Oklahoma

The Legislature passed a bill to implement a $1.50 price increase to each pack of cigarettes sold in Oklahoma.