Cancer Prevention

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More than half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by fully leveraging the knowledge, tools and medical breakthroughs we have today.

Providing everyone with the opportunity to have a health lifestyle and true access to cancer screenings - like mammograms and colonoscopies - could save thousands of lives every year.

We are working to pass laws at every level of government that are proven to help prevent and detect cancer.

Half of all cancer deaths can be prevented.

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Expand funding for lifesaving breast and cervical cancer prevention programs

Congress should expand funding for a program that provides lifesaving mammograms and pap tests to thousands of American women each year.  Ask Congress to prioritize funding for these lifesaving cancer screenings.

Latest Updates

April 24, 2017

Advocates from Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will join 11 other public health organizations on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge lawmakers to help end cervical cancer deaths worldwide by integrating prevention and treatment into existing U.S. global health assistance programs.

April 21, 2017
Virginia

Make plans to join us in Charlottesville on June 22 to hear about the groundbreaking cancer research being conducted in Virginia! Attendees will hear from guest speakers from across Virginia who will be discussing their work

April 9, 2017
New York

Following New York State’s budget, agreement, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has expressed its shock and dismay that the interests of tobacco and e-cigarette lobbyists are being put before public health. While both chambers of the legislature and the governor included identical language to extend Clean

March 16, 2017

The president introduced a proposed FY 2018 budget today that includes deep cuts to medical research. If approved by Congress, the cuts would represent 19 percent of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) total budget and would likely result in a $1 billion cut to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Cancer Prevention Resources

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the Draft Recommendation Statement: Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Passing the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1220 and S. 624) would eliminate unexpected costs, and remove the financial disincentives that prevent people from getting their cancer screening.

Preventing disease in the older population