Cancer isn't just a medical issue. It's a public policy issue. That's why the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), the American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, engages with elected and appointed officials, policymakers, and candidates to ensure that cancer remains a top local, state, and national priority. ACS CAN's advocacy work is helping the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer.
See how Vanessa advocates, through ACS CAN, for better laws and policies around cancer treatments, insurance, and screening.
ACS CAN helps save more lives and reduce health care spending by focusing on the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers during and after treatment.
ACS CAN is working to ensure all Americans have access to quality and affordable health insurance and cancer care - from prevention through treatment, and after.
ACS CAN works with local, state, and federal officials to implement laws and increase funding for proven cancer prevention and early detection measures, including breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs.
ACS CAN advocates for strong and sustained federal and state investments in cancer research, which create scientific breakthroughs that will save more lives.
ACS CAN works to pass strong laws that reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, encourage tobacco users to quit, and prevent people from using tobacco in the first place.