American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

PO Box 280285
East Hartford, CT 06128

Phone: 916-712-8619
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General Information:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates for evidence-based public policies to reduce the cancer burden for everyone. We engage our volunteers across the country to make their voices heard by policymakers at every level of government. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures.

We stand with our volunteers—people whose lives have been impacted by cancer—rallying to demand change. Together, we’re working to make cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state, and local levels. By engaging advocates across the country to make their voices heard, ACS CAN influences legislative and regulatory solutions that will end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

Research Activities:

No single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer than the American Cancer Society (ACS). In fact, we’ve helped make possible almost every major cancer research breakthrough since 1946.

ACS CAN supports state initiatives that appropriate funding to support scientific research on cutting-edge treatments, cancer prevention and early detection and ways to reduce cancer disparities. ACS CAN will look for opportunities to increase appropriation dollars for biomedical research.