Tennessee Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

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...

July 18, 2016

In Tennessee, news that a precision medicine center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be launched with funds from the National Institute of Health (NIH) gave increased meaning to ACS CAN advocates who participated in the One Degree campaign to increase federal funding for cancer research. This month, VUMC

May 24, 2016

Please click here to see a round-up of this year's state legislative activity.

February 17, 2016

Download the 2016 legislative priorities for ACS CAN Tennessee and our Day on the Hill on Feb. 23, 2016.

Tennessee Events

February 21, 2017
Nashville, TN

The annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Day at the Capitol event brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates all across Tennessee who all share the same goal of making fighting cancer a priority.

State Contacts

Jessica Brooks
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Lynn Williams
Tennessee Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Sr. Specialist/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.