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  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

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Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation’s leading voice
advocating for public policies that are helping to defeat cancer. As the advocacy affiliate of the
American Cancer Society, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make
cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN utilizes its expert capacity in lobbying, policy, grassroots,
and communications to amplify the voices of patients in support of laws and policies that save
lives from cancer.

Description

ACS CAN helps to save lives from cancer through involvement, influence and
impact.

  • Involvement - With a powerful grassroots movement of nearly a million
    strong and growing, ACS CAN ensures that the voices of patients, survivors and
    caregivers are heard in public policy debates in Congress and in state
    legislatures nationwide.
  • Influence - ACS CAN supports proven measures that help save lives and
    mobilizes cancer advocates in every state and every congressional district
    nationwide to hold lawmakers accountable to their constituents for the
    decisions they make related to cancer research, prevention, early detection and
    treatment.
  • Impact -ACS CAN’s work has resulted in enormous progress through
    increased funding for cancer research and prevention programs; stronger
    tobacco control policies nationwide and improved access to the full range of
    cancer care for people diagnosed with the disease and their families

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http://www.acscan.org/about

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