Updates matching "Breast and Cervical Cancer"

May 1, 2018

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Tennesseans touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In

April 12, 2018

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

April 11, 2018
Illinois, Missouri

Nearly ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates from across the state traveled to the Missouri State Capitol today to call on the General Assembly to make cancer a top legislative priority. Coaches from four state colleges joined volunteers in representation of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

March 22, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an FY 18 federal budget, which includes; a $3 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the largest such funding increase in 15 years; and a $275 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

March 12, 2018

Thanks to our collective voice, a budget including more than $178.8 million in mission-related appropriations is awaiting the Governor’s approval, including funding for three of ACS CAN’s top priorities.

February 27, 2018

On May 27, 2018 ACS CAN advocates met with their lawmakers for our annual ACS CAN Day at the Capitol. Advocates urged their lawmakers to support 1) raising the minimum sales age to 21 for cigarettes, 2) restore funding for comprehensive tobacco use prevention and cessation programs to $21 million,

January 22, 2018

Congress today included funding to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years as part of a short-term extension in the FY18 spending bill. However, lawmakers delayed consideration of renewed funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) until later budget negotiations are completed.

January 10, 2018
District Of Columbia

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, I hope we can continue to count on you to help make 2018 another great year! This year's ACS CAN’s legislative priorities for the District of Columbia are: Increase the cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack to $4.50 per pack

January 9, 2018

Working together, we can convince lawmakers in Virginia that fighting cancer should be a top priority. Our elected leaders make critical decisions that affect cancer-related programs and issues. With your help, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is leading the fight to conquer cancer at the State