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Mar 20, 2015, 13:53 ET
ACS CAN Nevada volunteer advocates Jennifer Nordstrom, Christy Smith and Shirley Folkins-Roberts talk to Assemblyman John Moore about the proposed $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax.

Nevada Cigarette Tax Increase Should Be Higher To Impact Smoking Rates

Governor Brian Sandoval has announced his tax proposal policies. Already, the Governor announced he would like to see the state's...

Mar 12, 2015, 17:54 ET
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteer advocates gathering at the Colorado Capitol to call upon state lawmakers to make the fight against cancer a priority.  Nearly one hundred cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from across the state came together in Denver, to meet with Colorado's state legislators.

Cancer Patients and Survivors Make Capitol Visit to Urge Legislators to Make Cancer a Priority

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across Colorado joined together today in Denver. The advocates met with Colorado's state legislators...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:03 ET
Cancer patient and Phoenix school teacher Christine Nelson receives hug from ACS CAN Grassroots Manager Alyss Jensby at Arizona Cancer Awareness Day.

Cancer Patients, Survivors and Families Rally at Arizona State Capitol

 Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rallied at the state Capitol for the American Cancer Society...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:21 ET

Senate Vote to Increase Access to Health Care Will Save Lives and Money

 Utah state senators voted today in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 164, sending legislation containing Governor Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah proposal...

Aug 21, 2014, 06:00 ET

Report Shows Majority of States Falling Short on Policies to Fight and Prevent Cancer

 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by...

Aug 15, 2013, 08:00 ET

Report Shows Majority of States Falling Short on Policies to Fight and Prevent Cancer

 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: Michigan Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

 Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in Michigan,...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: Florida Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in Florida want...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: Kentucky Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in Kentucky, by a...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: New Jersey Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

 Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in New...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: Iowa Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in Iowa, by a...

Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 ET

Polling: New Mexico Voters Want State to Use Federal Funds to Cover Uninsured Through Medicaid

 Public opinion polling released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that registered voters in New...

Nov 15, 2012, 12:19 ET

Report Documents Major Progress in Passage of Lifesaving Smoke-Free Laws

Statement from ACS CAN President on CDC Report, Released on American Cancer Society's 37th Great American Smokeout Residents of 30 of...

Aug 09, 2012, 08:39 ET

Report Shows Majority of States Not Measuring Up On Laws and Policies to Fight Cancer

 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by...

Feb 23, 2012, 13:09 ET

Cancer Community Leaders Make Case for Federal Funding to Deliver Promising Local Research from Labs to Doctors' Offices

With the National Cancer Institute Facing Budget Cuts, Washington Cancer Community Urges Congress to Make Research Funding a Priority...

Aug 11, 2011, 09:00 ET

Report Finds Majority of States Falling Short on Laws and Policies that Prevent Cancer and Save Lives

A majority of states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the...

Jun 15, 2011, 13:30 ET

New Reports: Strong State Tobacco Control Policies Could Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives and Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws and Tobacco Tax Increases Could Reduce the Number of Smokers by 2.5 Million, Avert Nearly 2 Million Deaths, and Save...

Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 ET

Colorectal Cancer Experts Hold Capitol Hill Briefing to Promote National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month On Capitol Hill today, colorectal cancer experts and advocates will gather to promote the...