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NCCN And ACS Release Revised Treatment Guidelines
08 Aug 00 | Breast cancer patients now have a more comprehensive resource in their fight against cancer, thanks to the commitment of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines for...

Statement by the American Cancer Society on Convention Time Devoted to Cancer Issues
03 Aug 00 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, issued the following statement in connection with the decision of national parties to address cancer issues at the political conventions. "Throughout the ...

American Cancer Society Applauds Engle Jury Decision for Record Punitive Damages Against Big Tobacco
14 Jul 00 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, praised today's verdict by the Engle jury ordering the tobacco industry to pay $145 billion in punitive damages in the Florida class action suit. "The tobacco ...

American Cancer Society Applauds White House Action on Medicare
07 Jul 00 | The American Cancer Society had been actively urging Congress and the White House to provide Medicare coverage for cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials. "The American Cancer Society believes increased access to clinical trials is a key ...

American Cancer Society Study Finds the Most Common Type of Lung Cancer in the US is on the Rise
29 Jun 00 | The increase in the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lung, the most common type of lung cancer in the US, is associated more with changes in smoking behavior and cigarette design than with diagnostic advances, according to a new study from the ...

American Cancer Society Targets Research Dollars for Poor & Underserved Populations
29 Jun 00 | Recognizing that disparities exist in the burden of cancer between the socioeconomically disadvantaged and more privileged Americans, the American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, has targeted the poor and ...

American Cancer Society and Pfizer Inc. launch cancer database
28 Jun 00 | The CRD is an American Cancer Society virtual resource that provides the latest state-of-the-art information to cancer patients and those affected by cancer about ongoing, community-based cancer programs and services. "The American Cancer Society...

One Voice Against Cancer Speaks Loud and Clear
20 Jun 00 | Representing more than 10 million Americans, 36 public health organizations and hundreds of their volunteers today joined together to deliver a unified call for increased federal funding for cancer programs. As "One Voice Against Cancer," these ...

Statement by American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin On The Supreme Court Decision on FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
21 May 00 | "While we are disappointed with today's outcome, the Supreme Court's decision underscores the fact and the urgent need for Congress to pass meaningful and comprehensive FDA authority over tobacco products. The American Cancer Society is the ...

Statement By American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, And Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Opposing Fda Legislation Introduced By Senator Frist
16 May 00 | In 1998, Senator Bill Frist drafted legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products that both protected the public health and received broad-based support from public health organizations and Senators of ...

Statement by American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin, Ph.D On Senator Frist's New Tobacco Bill
16 May 00 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, today released the following statement by John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society, on the new tobacco legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Bill ...

Annual Report Shows Continuing Decline in U.S. Cancer Incidence and Death Rates
12 May 00 | A special section of the report focusing on colorectal cancer shows declines in incidence rates despite low use of screening tests for the disease. By far, the greatest decline in cancer incidence rates has been among men, who overall have higher...

Tune in to CancerEducation.com for American Cancer Society Webcast on skin cancer
03 May 00 | Michael S. Weiss, chief executive officer of CancerEducation.com, said he welcomed the opportunity to help foster the American Cancer Society's skin-cancer mission. "Skin-Cancer Basics," by Ted S. Gansler, M.D., Medical Director, Health Content, ...

American Cancer Society Institutes Annual Award for Best Journal Entry
25 Apr 00 | Among Dr. Greene's many accomplishments was the launching of Cancer Practice, the American Cancer Society journal dedicated to the promotion of just those principles: excellence and compassion in cancer care, with an emphasis on a ...

American Cancer Society Skeptical Over RJR's Safer Cigarette
19 Apr 00 | The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, today expressed skepticism over R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's reintroduction of a "safer" cigarette, Eclipse, and called for meaningful federal oversight to ...

American Cancer Society Offers Three New Research Grant Programs
19 Apr 00 | Cancer control research may be categorized as behavioral, psychosocial, epidemiologic, preclinical, clinical or health policy/health services-related. Research Scholar Grants in Psychosocial & Behavioral Research are awarded to support research ...

Cancer survivors and other 'stakeholders' now part of American Cancer Society research grant approval process
07 Mar 00 | The new stakeholders program of the American Cancer Society ensures that every research proposal submitted to the Society will be reviewed, not only by scientists, but also by a volunteer who has a serious interest in cancer research though little...

NCCN and ACS Unveil Spanish Version Of NCCN Prostate Cancer Treatment Guidelines For Patients
06 Mar 00 | Prostate cancer patients who speak Spanish now have a valuable new resource in their fight against cancer, through a joint effort between the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society...

Tune in to CancerEducation.com for Webcast on Colorectal Cancer
02 Mar 00 | A remarkable opportunity to learn about one of the most common yet least discussed cancers - colorectal cancer - is being made available Friday, March 3 by CancerEducation.com and the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society cancer ...

Discovery Health Media and American Cancer Society sign two-year collaborative programming agreement
29 Feb 00 | The American Cancer Society has signed a two-year agreement with Discovery Communications (DCI), signaling the formal beginning of a relationship between one of the nation's premier voluntary health organizations and Discovery Health Media Inc. ...

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