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CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians September/October
17 Sep 01 | Those options are discussed in the cover article and an editorial in the fall issue of CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published for the American Cancer Society by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, is the most...

American Cancer Society launches new and improved Cancer.org
28 Aug 01 | Up-to-the-minute information, interactive tools and a personalized experience deliver the most comprehensive cancer resource on the Web The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today announced the re-launch of its...

Great American Smokeout
10 Aug 01 | Nov. 15, 2001, the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout will be 25 years old. said Dileep G. Bal, MD, MS, MPH, national president of the American Cancer Society.

American Cancer Society Statement in Response to Presidential Decision Regarding Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
09 Aug 01 | The American Cancer Society has supported, both in its written formal testimony and in oral testimony, the proposed National Institutes for Health (NIH) guidelines for scientific research using human embryonic stem cells. The American Cancer ...

Cancer activitists welcome House passage of Patients' Bill of Rights
03 Aug 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, congratulated the United States House of Representatives for passing the "Bipartisan Patient Protection Act" (H.R. 2563), also known as the Patients' Bill of Rights, ...

Cancer Activists, Tobacco Farmers Join Together for Public Health
25 Jul 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, today joined with more than 200 tobacco growers and other public health activists at an unprecedented rally on the two communities' common interests in addressing ...

American Cancer Society's Informed Decisions
25 Jul 01 | Second Edition to be available in November The second edition of the American Cancer Society's award-winning book, Informed Decisions, the essential reference for anyone confronting cancer, will be in bookstores on November 1, 2001. Written in an...

Cancer activists welcome Senate passage of Patients' Bill of Rights
30 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, congratulated the United States Senate for passing the Patient Protection Act of 2001 (S.1052), also known as the Patients' Bill of Rights and taking an important ...

Research Agenda Needed to More Fully Elucidate the Cancer Caregivers' Experience
26 Jun 01 | Although changes in the health care system have shifted much of cancer care from the in-patient arena to the outpatient and home setting, to date, the oncology care system has not fully incorporated "family care" for patients at home. CA-A Cancer...

Patients' Bil of Rights
19 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, today urged U.S. Senators to support passage of the McCain-Kennedy-Edwards Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001 (S.283), also known as the Patients' Bill of ...

Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients Can be Controlled or Prevented
18 Jun 01 | The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) today announced the availability of their second supportive care patient guideline, Nausea and Vomiting Treatment Guidelines for Patients with Cancer designed, ...

Rival Coaches Come Together Off the Court In the Fight Against Cancer
06 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, is bringing top college basketball coaches together June 10-11 for the second annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Invitational at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, ...

Annual Report Shows Overall Decline in U.S. Cancer Incidence and Death Rates
05 Jun 01 | The report is by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); the American Cancer Society (ACS); and the ...

American Cancer Society Recognizes National Role Models in Cancer Care
05 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, recently honored professionals who embody excellence in cancer care. The Society presented the Lane W. Adams Award to members of the health care community for their ...

Cancer Screening Coverage Act introduced in U.S. House
01 Jun 01 | Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Sue Kelly (R-NY) recently introduced the Cancer Screening Coverage Act of 1999, or CASCA, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, there are no federal laws requiring private health plans to cover ...

American Cancer Society Disputes Danish Study
01 Jun 01 | According to Dr. Eyre, in the early l980s when only 13% of American women were getting mammograms, the average size of breast cancer tumors was about 3cm. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization...

Coming Together to Conquer Cancer - THE MARCH
01 Jun 01 | What are the goals of The March? For information about national events, programs and planning, please contact: Donna Doneski via phone (301-650-9127) or fax (301-565-9670).

Study Finds Family History of Breast Cancer May Increase Risk of Fatal Prostate Cancer
01 Jun 01 | After adjusting for other risk factors, the researchers found a small increased risk of fatal prostate cancer associated with a family history of breast cancer (in the absence of a family history of prostate cancer). Among Jewish men, family ...

Walgreens and American Cancer Society Launch Hope Blooms With You Program to Fight Breast Cancer
01 Jun 01 | Walgreens, one of the nation's leading retail pharmacy chains, and the American Cancer Society today announced the launch of Hope Blooms With You, a program to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and educational programs. The ...

Estrogen's Protection against Dying from All Causes Measured in American Cancer Society Study
01 Jun 01 | Women who use estrogen after menopause have lower death rates from all causes than those who do not, reports American Cancer Society researchers, and this reduction in death is greatest for coronary heart disease and for thinner women. The ...

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