Description & History

Issues and Answers

In concert with its cancer research, prevention, and control initiatives, the Society's advocacy initiatives strive to influence public policies with special emphasis on laws or regulations to:
* Finance cancer research initiatives
* Ensure access to quality health care
* Reform managed care and protect patients
* Allow scientists to conduct potentially beneficial genetic and bioresearch with appropriate review and controls in place
* Prevent and reduce tobacco use
* Increase access to and participation in clinical trials
* Improve the management of cancer pain and symptoms
* Reduce cancer incidence rates and deaths among the medically underserved
* Provide early detection and treatment options for site-specific cancers

About the organization

American Cancer Society Advocacy

Laura Mignery
(212) 237-3917
Michele Bonan
Project Director
(212) 492-8404