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Study Finds Slight Increase in Risk of Death From Other Cancers in People with a History of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
08 Sep 98 | Atlanta 1998/09/08 -A new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society and Emory University suggests that people who have had skin cancer have a slightly increased risk of dying from other cancers. According to the study, men and women ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommmends FDA Approval of Herceptin for Treatment of Breast Cancer
03 Sep 98 | The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended (September 3, 1998) that the FDA approve the drug Herceptin, a biologically engineered antibody that has shown promise in treating women with advanced ...

FDA Advisory Committe Recommmends FDA Approval of Tamoxifen as a Breast Cancer Preventive
02 Sep 98 | The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee recommended on September 2, 1998 that the FDA approve the drug tamoxifen as a breast cancer preventive. The FDA is not bound by the committee's recommendations, but ...

Fourth Circuit Court rules against FDA regulation of tobacco products
14 Aug 98 | Washington 1998/08/14 -Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have the authority to regulate tobacco products as a drug or device. The American Cancer Society calls on Congress to pass ...

Study Finds No Link Between Occupation and Breast Cancer Mortality
20 Jul 98 | Atlanta 1998/07/20 -A new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society suggests that a woman's occupation generally has little effect on breast cancer mortality. According to the study, women in particular occupations, such as teaching ...

American Cancer Society applauds Clinton plan for tobacco documents release
17 Jul 98 | Washington 1998/07/17 -The American Cancer Society applauds President Clinton's plan unveiled this morning which will give the public an easy way to get access to tobacco company documents used in anti-tobacco litigation. A huge number of internal...

Study Finds Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer
17 Jul 98 | A new study from the Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Clinical Study Group suggests that oral contraceptive use may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women with a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. "Women with BRCA mutations are at high risk for ...

Health risks of cigar smoking documented at American Cancer Society state-of-the-science conference
15 Jul 98 | Washington 1998/07/15 -The available scientific knowledge on the health risks of cigar smoking is more than sufficient to conclude that cigar smoking causes cancer and is a serious risk to public health, according to findings from a recent ...

Passage of Medicaid Amendment Crucial, Says American Cancer Society
14 Jul 98 | Washington 1998/07/14 -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,...

Society Applauds Appointment of Koplan as CDC Director
10 Jul 98 | Washington 1998/07/10 -"On behalf of the more than 2 million volunteers of the American Cancer Society, we applaud the appointment of Jeff Koplan, M.D., to be the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." So said the ...

Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support For National Tobacco Control
15 May 98 | After respondents hear specific provisions of the bill, including the tobacco tax increase, approval actually increases (59% favor, 27% oppose). The American public wants national tobacco control legislation," said American Cancer Society ...

American Cancer Society Releases Report Refuting Potential Tobacco Company Bankruptcy
14 May 98 | Washington 1998/05/14 -Today the American Cancer Society released a report which refutes tobacco companies' claims of being forced into bankruptcy if Senate bill 1415, also known as the McCain bill, becomes law. - Economic: Tobacco companies will...

American Cancer Society Responds to International Tamoxifen Treatment Trials
14 May 98 | The American Cancer Society responded today to new findings from an international overview of tamoxifen treatment trials that will be published in the May 15, 1998 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet. "This overview of international ...

C. Everett Koop and American Cancer Society Unveil Advertising Campaign
13 May 98 | Washington 1998/05/13 -Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D., and American Cancer Society Chief Executive Officer John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., unveiled the Society's new national advertising campaign. Someone has to tell Congress the truth...

Senators and American Cancer Society Call for A Vote: Tobacco Control Legislation Must Be Passed by Memorial Day
29 Apr 98 | Washington 1998/04/29 -With mounting support on both sides of the aisle, the American Cancer Society joined a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who called on their colleagues today to pass comprehensive and stringent tobacco control legislation by...

The American Cancer Society Responds to Preliminary Results of Raloxifene Trials
23 Apr 98 | This week, preliminary results of two new clinical trials on the drug raloxifene, which may prevent breast cancer without increasing risk of uterine cancer, were reported in the news media. Eleven of the women on raloxifene had new breast cancers...

False-Positive Results for Screening Mammograms and Clinical Breast Examinations Reported in The New England Journal of Medicine
15 Apr 98 | The study found that over a 10-year period, one out of three women who had screening mammograms and clinical breast exams had at least one false-positive mammogram. A false-positive mammogram means that additional testing after an abnormal result...

New Report on Declining Cancer Incidence and Death Rates
12 Mar 98 | Washington 1998/03/12 -Cancer incidence and death rates for all cancers combined and for most of the top 10 cancer sites declined between 1990 and 1995, reversing an almost 20-year trend of increasing cancer cases and deaths in the United States, ...

The American Cancer Society's Skinny on Trimming the Fat
24 Feb 98 | In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the American Cancer Society is spreading the news that by trimming the fat from their diets, Americans can help reduce their risk of developing cancer. Strong evidence links a healthy, low-fat diet with ...

Astronaut Hire to Carry ACS Proclamation
19 Feb 98 | The seven member crew will include Kathryn P. Hire, Mission Specialist, who will carry a proclamation celebrating the Second World Conference for Cancer Organizations with her. Be it resolved, that countries and cancer societies throughout the ...

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