American Cancer Society
Kennedy colo-rectal cancer bill benefits everyone 50 and over
13 May 99 | The bill, entitled The Eliminate Colo-Rectal Cancer Act of 1999, requires all health insurance providers to cover the decision made by the doctor and patient.
"Everyone can rally around this legislation because colo-rectal cancer is a disease ...
FDA must be allowed to regulate tobacco products, says American Cancer Society
27 Apr 99 | "The American Cancer Society has long maintained that the Food and Drug Administration should have jurisdiction over tobacco products.
The American Cancer Society will contend in its amicus brief to the Court both of these conditions have been ...
Annual Report Shows Continuing Decline in U.S. Cancer Incidence and Death Rates
20 Apr 99 | However, a special section of the study focusing on lung cancer and smoking reports that, unless the increase in adolescent smoking can be reversed, declining lung cancer rates are likely to start increasing again.
By far, the greatest decline in...
Breast Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplantation
15 Apr 99 | Increasingly, autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is being used as a treatment for breast cancer.
Medicare excludes Bone Marrow Transplantation coverage for breast cancer because the Health Care Financing Administration, which ...
Medicare Cancer Clinical Trials Coverage Act would advance cancer knowledge
13 Apr 99 | Washington 1999/04/13 -"It's a huge leap forward," said John R. Seffrin, PhD, American Cancer Society CEO, of the just announced Medicare Cancer Clinical Trials Coverage Act, or MCCTCA.
Medicare pays for routine medical costs during conventional ...
Patients' Bill of Rights Must Be Passed, Says American Cancer Society
09 Apr 99 | Washington 1999/04/09 -The American Cancer Society is urgently pressing members of Congress to move forward on managed care reform legislation which supports the needs of those dealing with cancer.
The Patients' Bill of Rights does the right ...
Passage of Medicaid Treatment Amendment Critical
23 Mar 99 | Washington 1999/03/23 -The American Cancer Society announced today that it fully supports passage of a Medicaid treatment option for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program,...
Study Finds No Association Between Dietary Fat Consumption and Risk of Breast Cancer
09 Mar 99 | A new study in the March 10, 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests there is no association between dietary fat consumption and the risk of breast cancer.
The influence of fat on breast cancer risk has received ...
NCCN and ACS Unveil First-Ever Patients' Version of NCCN Practice Guidelines For Breast Cancer
01 Mar 99 | Ft. Lauderdale 1999/03/01 -Breast cancer patients have an invaluable new resource in their fight against cancer, thanks to a collaborative effort between the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). At ...
Research Aimed at Poor and Underserved Populations American Cancer Society Announces New Funding Emphasis
17 Feb 99 | "The American Cancer Society has identified a critical need for research on the prevalence, early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer in poor and underserved populations," says John Stevens, MD, vice president for extramural grants for ...
Study Suggests Dietary Fiber May Not be the Important Ingredient that Reduces the Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomas
20 Jan 99 | A new study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggests that dietary fiber, thought to protect against colorectal cancer, may not be the important ingredient that reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and ...
Study Suggests Prophylactic Mastectomy May Significantly Reduce the Incidence of Breast Cancer in Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer
13 Jan 99 | A study in the January 14, 1999 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that prophylactic mastectomy may significantly reduce the incidence of breast cancer in women with a family history of the disease.
According to the study from ...
American Cancer Society Launches Campaign Against Cancer
13 Jan 99 | The American Cancer Society today unveiled a first of-its-kind volunteer grassroots effort supported by a targeted advertising campaign to educate the presidential candidates on cancer issues and urge them to adopt a cancer cure and prevention ...
Major Issues to be Discussed at the February Market Forces Meeting
11 Nov 98 | 100 representatives from private foundations, voluntary health organizations and medical research organizations came together at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland to discuss how their organizations might help to ...
JAMA Study Shows Increased Use of Alternative Medicine in U.S.
08 Nov 98 | On November 10,1998 officials from the American Medical Association announced several studies on alternative medicine published in the November 11 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
One study reports an increased use of ...
The Food and Drug Administration Approves the Breast Cancer Treatment Drug Tamoxifen
29 Oct 98 | The US Food and Drug Administration today (October 29, 1998) approved the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for the reduction in the incidence of breast cancer in women at high risk for developing the disease.
The study concluded that women taking ...
American Cancer Society volunteers to participate in THE MARCH to Conquer Cancer
24 Sep 98 | "We're gathering with American Cancer Society volunteers from across the United States to support the goals and mission of THE MARCH," said Jennie R. Cook, American Cancer Society Board Chair.
The American Cancer Society is thrilled that so many ...
The American Cancer Society Helps Untangle the Endless Web of Cancer and Health Information Online
24 Sep 98 | "While there are many informative sites about cancer on the Internet, there is also a good deal of unsubstantiated or outdated information online," said Ted Gansler, M.D., director of health content for the American Cancer Society.
Gansler and ...
American Cancer Society Answers False Tobacco Claims with Historic Advertising Campaign
16 Sep 98 | Washington 1998/09/16 -The American Cancer Society today unveiled an aggressive national advertising campaign designed to counter the misleading tobacco industry ads that have saturated the country this summer. "Although the American Cancer ...
Mammography Quality Standards Act passes U.S. House
15 Sep 98 | The Mammography Quality Standards Act was reauthorized by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives today, helping to fulfill one of the many commitments the American Cancer Society has made to its constituents.
ACS provided ...