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American Cancer Society Presents 2002 Medal of Honor Awards
29 May 02 | Former President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush will be among those honored by the American Cancer Society for their leadership in the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society's Medal of Honor recognizes outstanding ...

Cancer Fight Converges on Washington, DC, May 31 - June 4, 2002
28 May 02 | Former President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush are among the recipients of the medal, which is the American Cancer Society's highest award for outstanding contributions in fighting cancer. The conference will take place June 2-4,...

Annual Report Shows Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Death Rates;Cancer Burden is Expected to Rise with an Aging Population
15 May 02 | The report is by the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the American Cancer Society (ACS); the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR); the National Institute on Aging (NIA); and the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer in CA
07 May 02 | Hormonal or androgen deprivation therapy is the main treatment for metastatic prostate cancer, and is being used increasingly as part of the treatment plan for men with less advanced prostate cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published...

Important Change in Reporting of Cancer Statistics
02 May 02 | The new approach will result in some dramatic changes in the rates of cancer incidence and mortality, rates at different ages, magnitude of improvement in cancer, and racial and ethnic differences. The age difference makes the overall cancer ...

Lifting the Cancer Burden
18 Apr 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, is taking a variety of innovative steps to help overcome these disparities. - Ensuring Native American women have access to lifesaving cancer treatment by advocating...

American Cancer Society Seeks Cancer Survivors To Participate in Research Grant Approval Process
16 Apr 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, is seeking cancer survivors and other cancer stakeholders to serve on peer review committees that would take part in the research grant approval process. "The ...

Statement of the American Cancer Society on New CDC Smoking Mortality Report
12 Apr 02 | The following is a statement by John R. Seffrin, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society regarding the release of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the smoking-attributable mortality. "...

The American Cancer Society and Breastcancer.org host online chat on breast cancer pain
04 Apr 02 | To this end, as part of their continuing collaboration, the American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, and breastcancer.org, a Web-based nonprofit breast cancer organization, are hosting an online chat on managing ...

The American Cancer Society and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launch 'Center for Tobacco Cessation Policy
19 Mar 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced today the launch of the "Center for Tobacco Cessation" (CTC). Activities of the CTC will include providing ...

Crossing Divides: A Couple's Story of Cancer, Hope and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide
18 Mar 02 | Crossing Divides: A Couple's Story of Cancer, Hope and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide is a captivating, humorous, terrifying and tender recounting of the experience of author/engineer Scott Bischke and his engineer wife, Katie Gibson. 2002/...

The American Cancer Society kicks off nation-wide bus tour
06 Mar 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today launched a national bus tour from New York City. The bus will arrive in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2002 for the Society's "Relay For Life Celebration on the ...

American Cancer Society Releases New Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines
28 Feb 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's largest voluntary health organization, announced today the release of its new Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention. Physical activity affects cancer risk indirectly, through ...

American Cancer Society Supports Feinstein Cancer Bill
28 Feb 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today applauded the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the National Cancer Act of 2002, aimed at ...

American Cancer Society statement on the release of mammography guidelines
22 Feb 02 | The American Cancer Society welcomes the new mammography screening guidelines announced today by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF). The American Cancer ...

Cancer Activists Call on Congress to Make Cancer a National Priority
06 Feb 02 | Doubling the funding for NIH will also help secure needed investments in the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Continued investments in cancer research, research application, early detection and prevention Key priorities for the cancer community ...

American Cancer Society Names New Vice President for National Research Endeavors
05 Feb 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today announced the appointment of Jerome W. Yates, MD, MPH, to lead its nationwide scientific research initiatives. Dr. Yates will serve as National Vice President of ...

Statement of the American Cancer Society on the President's Budget
04 Feb 02 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today issued the following statement from H. Fred Mickelson, Chairman of the Board of National Directors, on the President's budget. For information about cancer, call ...

American Cancer Society and the National Hockey League Team Up to Stick It to Cancer
01 Feb 02 | That's why today, the American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, and the National Hockey League announced that they will team up to "stick it" to cancer. The National Hockey League, through its Hockey Fights Cancer ...

An Open Letter To Women And Their Physicians
31 Jan 02 | This discussion has been stimulated by a recent report published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, which concluded there was no scientific support for breast cancer screening with mammography. While the existing studies of mammography ...

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