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Updates matching "Cancer Research Funding"

June 2, 2018
Maryland

On June 2, 2018 ACS CAN attended the "Knocking cancer out of the ballpark" night at the Bowie Baysox baseball game. During the game, volunteers raised awareness about cancer and collected petitions to urge lawmakers to make cancer a national priority. Brittany Avin and Jacqueline Beale who are survivors and

May 22, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The STAR Act, which already passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, now heads to the President for his signature. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer

May 16, 2018
Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Abbie Luzius joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united for the 19 th annual One

May 16, 2018
Illinois, Kansas

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Courtney Hurtig, of Overland Park, joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united as part of the 19 th annual One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to request cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health.

May 15, 2018
National

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers will head to Capitol Hill today with over 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers representing more than 50 cancer organizations to share poll results that show overwhelming public support for continued robust and sustained federal investment in cancer research and urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority.

May 15, 2018
Maryland

Thank you to Michele Williams, ACS CAN volunteer Co-Lead Ambassador for Maryland and to all of the advocates from many health organizations who attended One Voice Against Cancer Day on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to sustain funding for cancer research and prevention programs. You too can ask your lawmaker

April 25, 2018
National

On Tuesday, some of ACS CAN’s youngest volunteers were on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers on behalf of childhood cancer patients and survivors. The seventh annual Childhood Cancer Action Day, organized by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, brings together advocates from many patient groups. The Loos family, ACS CAN volunteers

April 16, 2018
National

Studies have shown that most patients are eager and willing to participate in clinical research, but that only a small fraction of them end up enrolling in clinical trials due to various enrollment barriers.

April 11, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today released a report examining the most common patient barriers to cancer clinical trial enrollment. Made public at ACS CAN’s annual national policy forum, the report found only about one in four (27%) patients has access to clinical trials where they are being treated. Yet, if asked to enroll in an available trial, more than half of eligible patients typically agree to do so.