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Studies Show American Cancer Society's Quitline Nearly Doubles Smokers' Quit Rates
20 Nov 02 | Preliminary studies find the American Cancer Society's new telephone-based cessation counseling capability, QuitlineSM, nearly doubles a smoker's chances of quitting successfully compared to the use of self-help materials alone.

American Cancer Society Issues New Cervical Cancer Early Detection Guidelines
14 Nov 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today issued new guidelines addressing when and how often women should get early detection tests for cervical cancer and precancer.

Top-Ranked Schools Face Off in Madison Square Garden to Support American Cancer Society's Fight Against Cancer
13 Nov 02 | Long before the match-ups of March Madness are even a consideration, a very important college basketball showcase hits the court. On November 14 and 15, 2002, the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic® will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

American Cancer Society’s Polyp Man™ Joins College Basketball Mascots at 2002 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic®
13 Nov 02 | Polyp Man, a larger-than-life, red-suited colon polyp – a nuisance of a character who pops up unexpectedly in people's lives, stars in a national public service advertising campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Announces Release of Lung Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients
12 Nov 02 | Patients battling lung cancer now have a new tool to aid them in the fight. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network in conjunction with American Cancer Society, recently announced the release of its Lung Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients.

American Cancer Society honors cancer fighters for distinguished service, leadership and humanitarian efforts
04 Nov 02 | The American Cancer Society has bestowed the Distinguished Service award since 1945. The award recognizes one or more individuals in the cancer field each year for remarkable efforts.

American Cancer Society Announces National Officers
04 Nov 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, elected national officers at its annual meeting November 2 in Dallas. Elected officers include eight individuals from last year's roster.

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Releases Action Plan to Combat Preventable Cancer Killer
21 Oct 02 | Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) is the second most common cause of cancer in men and women; and will claim nearly 57,000 American lives this year. But colon cancer doesn't have to take such a high toll.

American Cancer Society research grants total $47 million
18 Oct 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization recently announced 96 research and training grants, totaling $47,752,824, to begin January 1, 2003. Of these grants, 82 were new awards and 14 were renewals.

The NCCN Provides Free Information to Help Women with Breast Cancer Make More Informed Treatment Decisions
07 Oct 02 | To help patients with breast cancer and their families make more informed treatment decisions, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society have teamed to produce Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients...

September/October 2002 issue of CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
20 Sep 02 | Breast cancer continues to be the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, but recent advances have facilitated diagnosis and treatment at earlier stages of disease.

Thousands Unite to Tell Congress Their Cancer Stories
19 Sep 02 | Thousands of American Cancer Society volunteers gathered in Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to make cancer a national priority at the Relay for Life® Celebration on the Hill.

New Cancer Information Resources for Patients Now Available
16 Sep 02 | In recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society announced the release of the Ovarian Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients today.

Proposed legislation seeks to save thousands of lives in New York City
12 Aug 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's largest voluntary health organization, applauds Mayor Michael Bloomberg for seeking to enact legislation to ban smoking in offices, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs throughout the city.

Oral Cancer Survival Rate Remains Unchanged Over the Last Thirty Years
01 Aug 02 | An estimated 28,900 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer and nearly 7,400 will succumb to the disease, according to a review published in the July/August issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal.

Large Reductions in Breast Cancer Deaths Found in Mammography Programs
28 Jul 02 | A new analysis of deaths from breast cancer in Sweden before and since the establishment of county screening programs adds considerable support to the scientific evidence that regular breast cancer screening with mammography saves lives.

Basketball Coaches Honored for Off-the-Court Leadership
15 Jul 02 | University of Pennsylvania men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy and former Cornell University men's basketball coach Scott Thompson were recently honored by the American Cancer Society for their ongoing leadership in the battle against cancer.

American Cancer Society CEO Elected President of International Union Against Cancer
10 Jul 02 | The Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society has assumed an additional role as volunteer President of the International Union Against Cancer, a Geneva, Switzerland-based NGO dedicated to worldwide cancer control and eradication.

American Cancer Society Funds Research Grants
25 Jun 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization recently announced 154 research and training grants, totaling $54 million, to begin July 1, 2002. Of these grants, 39 were renewals and 115 were new awards.

Obesity After Menopause Seen to Increase Breast Cancer Risk
18 Jun 02 | Women who are overweight or obese after menopause have a greater risk of dying from breast cancer than women who maintain a normal weight, according to findings from the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II).

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