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American Cancer Society 2018 Facts and Figures Report Briefing

Wednesday, March 14th

12:00-1:30 p.m.

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Lunch will be provided


Dear Colleague,

As Co-Chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, we wanted to be sure you were aware of an upcoming briefing that may be of interest to you and your staff.  Each year, the American Cancer Society releases its
Cancer Facts and Figures report providing data on national and state by state cancer rates and trends. The report is a valuable resource, providing information on cancer types; their incidence and mortality trends, risk factors, disparities, prevention,
treatments, and survival rates.  It is a widely used and often cited publication in many arenas, including on Capitol Hill.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is hosting a Congressional briefing on the
2018 Facts and Figures findings with Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer with the American Cancer Society.  The briefing will take place on
Wednesday, March 14th, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Longworth 1310 and will provide an in-depth look into the report and provide time for questions relating its findings.

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, 1,735,350 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and 609,640 will die of the disease.  In 2015, approximately $80.2 billion dollars were spent in direct medical costs by Americans with cancer. According
to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, American cancer deaths are estimated to cost nearly $140 billion dollars in economic productivity annually by 2020. Cancer has an undeniable impact on our country and our citizens, and we hope you will join
us in learning more about its national effects.

Please RSVP
. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Rachel Marcus with ASC CAN at  or Erin Meegan in Congressman Higgins’ office at


Brian Higgins                                                                                     Kevin Yoder

Member of Congress                                                                         Member of Congress


Charles W. Dent                                                                                 Derek Kilmer

Member of Congress                                                                          Member of Congress

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