Updates matching "Cancer Research Funding"

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

November 30, 2017
Rhode Island

Earlier this year, the White House budget proposal suggested a drastic cut of nearly 20 percent to cancer research funding. As a cancer patient, I believe not only that this is wrong, but that we should be increasing funding instead. I went to my doctor in February 2016 with a

November 15, 2017

Easton Doctor of Nursing and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Ambassador Receives Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from Maryland Department of Health Dr. Michele Williams has received the 2017 Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from the

November 8, 2017

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) sent a letter to House leadership and committee chairs asking that they reconsider provisions of their tax proposal that could harm cancer patients. Specifically, ACS CAN opposes eliminating the medical expense deduction and ending tax credits for developing so-called “orphan drugs”.

November 7, 2017
Maryland, National

Jackie Beale, an ACS CAN volunteer from Maryland, knew her family’s history of cancer put her at risk. Today, sitting in front of key aides to members of Congress, she made sure they understood why that was so important. In 2002, while performing a self-breast exam, Jackie felt a small

October 16, 2017

Columbus, Ind. - October 4, 2017 Local cancer volunteer takes cause to the capitol By Staff Reports - 10/4/17 12:42 AM Columbus resident Misty Derringer has helped the American Cancer Society for 12 years as a volunteer, but in September she took on a new role that involved traveling

October 12, 2017

I met with Representative Gianforte and explained that each dollar Congress puts toward cancer research offers hope to the lives of so many. New breakthroughs in treatment and prevention won’t sit idle in labs across the country, instead, they will be delivered to those who need it the most.

September 18, 2017

Next week, Jennifer Coston, from Merrill, will join more than 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Midland Daily News Published 2:00 am, Saturday, September 9, 2017

September 12, 2017

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most esteemed award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her dedication to protecting patient access to adequate and affordable health care coverage, increasing federal cancer research funding and her career-long support for policies and programs intended to end death and suffering from cancer.