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American Cancer Society Responds to JAMA Study
18 Feb 98 | This study, which combines the results with six previous studies, is consistent with the findings of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS II), a nationwide prospective study of more than one million people begun in 1982. ...

American Cancer Society Responds to Report on Sunscreens and Melanoma
18 Feb 98 | Atlanta 1998/02/18 - The American Cancer Society responded this afternoon to a report suggesting that sunscreens may not protect users from developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma. The American Cancer Society considers changes in ...

Shedding Light On Skin Cancer
09 Feb 98 | Melanoma Skin Cancer, the most serious form of skin cancer, begins in the melanocytes, the cells which produce the skin coloring or pigment known as melanin. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer, the most common form of the disease, come from skin cells other...

Tasman Motorsports Group and American Cancer Society Announce Race4Life Program Promoting Healthy Lifestyle
03 Feb 98 | Homestead 1998/02/03 -The American Cancer Society and Tasman Motorsports Group today announced RACE4LIFE -- a first-ever partnership designed to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle and raise funds for cancer programs and research by ...

American Cancer Society Thanks Gore, Mack, and Rockerfeller for Cancer Initiative
29 Jan 98 | said American Cancer Society Past President LaMar McGinnis, M.D. while attending the White House event. The proposal to increase funding for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute by 65% is a critical component in the war against cancer...

Action Proposal on Prostate Cancer in African Americans
13 Jan 98 | Washington 1998/01/13 -The American Cancer Society today issued a National Blueprint for Action describing a multifaceted set of proposals aimed at overcoming the disproportionate burden that prostate cancer imposes on African American men. Dr. ...

Study Finds Exposure to DDT and PCBs Does Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk
29 Oct 97 | A new study on environmental contaminants and breast cancer risk in the October 30, 1997 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that exposure to organochlorines in pesticides and industrial chemicals such as DDT and PCBs does not ...

Study on Use of Calcium Channel Blockers and Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women in Cancer
24 Oct 97 | An epidemiologic study in the October 15, 1997 issue of the American Cancer Society journal Cancer suggests that postmenopausal women who take calcium channel blockers (a class of drugs used to control high blood pressure) may be at increased risk...

$2 Tax on Tobacco Needed to Curb Teen Smoking
10 Oct 97 | Dr. Seffrin outlined a four-pronged approach to curb tobacco use. Dr. Seffrin said "We need comprehensive, sustainable and fully funded legislation which uses this four-pronged approach to ensure an effective national tobacco control policy."

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Diet and Cancer Prevention
09 Oct 97 | The report, entitled Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, concludes that 30 to 40 percent of cancers are directly linked to dietary choices, and reaffirms the Society's recommendations for helping people reduce their...

American Cancer Society President-elect Calls for Nationwide Public Health Program to Reduce Smoking
01 Oct 97 | Wahington 1997/10/01 -American Cancer Society President-Elect David S. Rosenthal, M.D. called for the inclusion of a coordinated nationwide public health program to reduce smoking as a part of any national tobacco control legislation Congress ...

Mutation Discovered That Causes Colorectal Cancer; Test Developed To Detect It.
02 Sep 97 | Mutation Discovered That Causes Colorectal Cancer; Test Developed To Detect It. A new genetic mutation has been found that can double the risk of developing familial colon cancer (FCC) in carriers over their lifetime.

Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Define Quality of Life
25 Aug 97 | Summary: In a recent study, researchers interviewed terminally ill cancer patients to ask what concerns most affected their quality of life. The researchers divided the patients' responses into five categories: existential concerns, spiritual ...

Winston Campaign Attacked by Health Groups
25 Aug 97 | On August 22, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission urging the agency to investigate the implied health claims made by Reynolds. The American ...

American Cancer Society Releases Position on Proposed Tobacco Settlement
24 Jul 97 | Washington 1997/07/24 -The American Cancer Society (ACS) today released its position on the proposed tobacco settlement between the 40 states' Attorneys General and the tobacco industry at a press conference in Washington DC. "The American Cancer...

New Study Finds Electrical Lines Cause No Increase in Childhood Leukemia
08 Jul 97 | Using two methods to gauge a home's exposure to magnetic fields, the researchers found no increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood leukemia, in children residing in homes exposed to ...

American Cancer Society Reviewing Terms of Tobacco Settlement
20 Jun 97 | Washington 1997/06/20 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has put into place a three-component process for evaluating the tobacco settlement proposal issued today by 40 states' Attorneys General and the tobacco industry. "We continue to be ...

American Cancer Society Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
12 Jun 97 | After a careful review of the scientific evidence and issues surrounding prostate cancer screening, the American Cancer Society this week updated its prostate cancer screening guidelines. The new guideline is supported by narrative intended to ...

New Study Qualifies the Benefits of Moderate Drinking On Survival
10 Jun 97 | The death rate from breast cancer was 30 percent higher among women reporting at least one drink daily than among nondrinkers. For more information about cancer or the American Cancer Society and its programs, contact your local American Cancer ...

Moles On the Skin Can Foretell a Person's Risk of Melanoma
21 May 97 | The information from the melanoma patients was then compared with the information from the control group to determine the importance of moles in developing melanoma. However, dysplastic nevi are such important indicators of melanoma risk that even...

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