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Our goals are simple:

Our goal is to save lives. Despite continuing advancements in medical treatment and prevention, cancer remains a leading cause of death in California, with more than 140,000 Californians diagnosed with cancer every year.

Our goal is to protect California’s kids. The tobacco industry is still recruiting new customers. Over the last decade, Big Tobacco spent 10 times as much marketing tobacco in California as the state spent on tobacco education.

Our goal is to protect your tax dollars
. Funding decisions are made by experts in research and representatives of groups like the American Cancer Society – not politicians.



Cancer Researchers Launch Campaign

California’s leading cancer research doctors support the California Cancer Research Act, which will provide more than $500 million a year to find new ways to detect, treat, prevent and cure cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses.



Latest News & Views:

Cancer Research Act qualifies for 2012 ballot

Sacramento, August 24 - Today, the Secretary of State’s office announced that the California Cancer Research Act qualified for the 2012 primary ballot.


Lance Armstrong Endorses the California Cancer Research Act

Lance Armstrong, LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, cancer survivor and champion cyclist offers his support for the initiative.


Raise tobacco tax - July 12 letter to the editor

Finally, California voters are getting another shot at a tobacco tax. Thanks to the 634,722 registered voters who signed on in support, truckloads of petitions were turned into the state on Wednesday to get the California Cancer Research Act on the 2012 ballot


2012 initiative will take aim at cancer — and tobacco

Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide this year. Without global action, the number of people living with — and dying from — the disease will triple by 2030.









"Hope 2010 will prevent tens of thousands of children from becoming smokers by keeping California’s model anti-smoking programs strong and effective."

- Dr. Frederic Herskowitz, Board Member, American Lung Association