American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Calls on Congress to Break the Silence on the Unequal Burden of Prostate Cancer
01 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, joined today with the American Urological Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the Congressional Black Caucus, in calling on Congress to draw attention to the...

American Cancer Society Elects National Officers
01 Jun 01 | Dr. Woolam is director of surgical oncology, Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center, and clinical professor of surgery at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine. At the American Cancer Society, Dr. Woolam is a member of the ...

American Cancer Society Charges Congress to Correct Flaws in Tobacco Settlement Plan
01 Jun 01 | Two major elements of the current tobacco settlement proposal will require substantial revision for the agreement to succeed in its most important potential benefit to public health -- reducing smoking rates and therefore tobacco-caused disease ...

American Cancer Society Responds to Joe Camel's Retirement
01 Jun 01 | RJ Reynolds decision to retire the Joe Camel character in their advertising comes years too late, according to American Cancer Society Chairman of the Board George Dessart. "Old Joe Camel has been a successful marketing tool to lead our children ...

American Cancer Society Study Finds No Association Between Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Breast Cancer Mortality
01 Jun 01 | A study of nearly 150,000 never-smoking women found no association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and breast cancer mortality, reports a team of researchers from the American Cancer Society, the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson ...

After Accounting For Demographic And Behavioral Factors, Federal Estimates Of Deaths Caused By Smoking Not Substantially Altered Claim by tobacco industry that estimates are exaggerated not validated
01 Jun 01 | Tobacco industry defendants criticize these estimates, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) method of estimating "smoking attributable" deaths adjusts for age and sex, but fails to consider the lower socioeconomic and ...

American Cancer Society Presents Medal of Honor Awards
01 Jun 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, today presented its most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor, to three outstanding leaders in the battle against cancer. He is also an American Cancer Society Clinical ...

American Cancer Society Issues Nutrition and Activity Advice for Cancer Survivors
31 May 01 | The current issue of CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians presents a guide for informed choices about nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors, compiled by a special American Cancer Society (ACS) workgroup. CA--A Cancer Journal for ...

Colon and Rectal Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients
17 Apr 01 | Patients with colon and rectal cancer now have an invaluable resource in the fight against the disease, thanks to a collaborative effort between the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). The NCCN and ...

Intel and Scientific Community Announce Cancer Research Program
04 Apr 01 | Joining the Intel® Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program are the American Cancer Society, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, the University of Oxford and United Devices, Inc. Under the new program, computer owners have the opportunity to ...

Cancer Pain Can be Treated: New Patient Guidelines Help Patients and Physicians Discuss Options
03 Apr 01 | The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) announced the availability of their first supportive care patient guideline, Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines for Patients. "The NCCN/ACS Cancer Pain Treatment...

The American Cancer Society endorses legislation providing health coverage for lifesaving exam; Colon cancer 2nd leading cause of all cancer deaths
01 Apr 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, today hailed the introduction of the "Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act" by Senators Jesse Helms, R-N.C., and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Representatives Louise ...

Risk of Dying of Ovarian Cancer Found to be Increased by Estrogen Therapy: American Cancer Society Study Says Effect Persists up to 29 Years after Cessation
21 Mar 01 | Women who use estrogen after menopause for 10 years or more have a substantially increased risk of death from ovarian cancer, report scientists from the American Cancer Society in today's Journal of the American Medical Association. Women who ...

American Cancer Society Response to Pending Liggett Group Lawsuit Settlement
20 Mar 01 | The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) are pleased to announce that LWW has been selected to publish CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed oncology journal of the American Cancer Society, for a ...

Pharmacia Joins American Cancer Society's Nationwide Colon Cancer Initiative
28 Feb 01 | The American Cancer Society, aided by the significant human and financial resources of Pharmacia, hopes to educate more Americans about the importance of colon cancer testing. Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer, according to the official...

American Cancer Society Names Three Research Professors; Researchers Receive $400,000 Five-Year Grants
05 Feb 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization and the largest non-government funder of scientific cancer research, has designated three outstanding scientists as American Cancer Society Research Professors. The ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Two Tests Are Better Than One, But Something is Better Than Nothing
31 Jan 01 | Evidence demonstrates that when a screening recommendation comes directly from the clinician, compliance with colorectal cancer screening can be quite high." CA--A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published for the American Cancer Society by ...

Statement from American Cancer Society On Lorillard and the Truth Campaign
29 Jan 01 | "The American Cancer Society deplores Lorillard Tobacco Company's attempt to silence the American Legacy Foundation's highly effective 'truth' advertising campaign. For information about cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the ...

IDEC Pharmaceuticals and GENENTECH to support American Cancer Society Fellowship program; Inaugurated in Honor of Ronald Levy, MD, ACS Research Professor
18 Jan 01 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health agency, announced today that IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Genentech, Inc. will sponsor a scientific research fellowship program, in honor of Ronald Levy, MD. Dr. Levy is the ...

The American Cancer Society announces the publication of Cancer Facts & Figures 2001 and Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2001
08 Jan 01 | Cancer Facts & Figures 2001, the Society's annual estimates of expected numbers of new cancer cases and deaths. The increases in obesity in the U.S. over the past two decades are likely to increase cancer deaths in those cancers associated with ...

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