American Cancer Society

Prostate Cancer Mortality: Groups Squabble Over Acs Forecast

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Every January since 1951, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has published its report card on cancer, "Cancer Facts & Figures." The news overall this year was very good. Cancer death rates, considered the best measure of...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Surgery Refinements Top Cancer Advances

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Refinements to cancer surgery headed the advancements that will improve cancer care and outcomes in the coming year, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) annual recognition roll. Surgery benefited...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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I Fight Cancer For A Living And I Have Good News: Cancer Deaths In America Are Declining

Jonathan M. Gerber Security, Doctors are getting better at prevention, detection, and treatment.  The American Cancer Society recently reported a drop in the overall cancer death rate in the U.S., with an overall 29% decline in cancer deaths...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Final Standings And The Most Read Books For Last Year's Cannonball Read 11

Last year was the 11th year of Cannonball Read - that's right, we are into our second decade of honoring the memory of the late, great Pajiban, AlabamaPink. CBR11 participants reviewed 5,349 books and raised $1,675 for the American Cancer Society....

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Disparities Seen In Outcomes For Young Adults With Crc

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Worse outcomes are seen for young adult (YA) patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) living in the lowest income and education areas, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Trump’s Epa Poses Huge Cancer Risks

Earlier this month, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing  “the sharpest one-year drop in cancer death rate ever recorded” between 2016 and 2017. The society politely pointed out that the Trump...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Updated Guidelines Issued For Er, Pgr Testing In Breast Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- In an American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists updated guideline, published online Jan. 13 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology,...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Cancer Death Rate Posts Biggest One-year Drop Ever

The cancer death rate in 2017 posted the largest single-year drop ever recorded, as continued declines in smoking and new treatments reduced the lung cancer mortality rate, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.
Related topics: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Smoking

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Updated Breast Cancer Guideline Refines Testing To Better Identify Patients Likely To Benefit From...

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),have updated the guideline for estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PgR) testing in breast cancer.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Estrogen

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Contrary To What We Are Frequently Told, We Are Not “losing The War On Cancer” (2020 Edition)

The narrative we hear from the media (and, of course, from alternative medicine mavens) is that we are "losing the war on cancer." It's actually not true. As the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society show, the mortality rate from cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer Deaths In The Us Are Falling Faster Than Ever

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the American Cancer Society published the latest data collected on cancer deaths in the US. The threat of dying of cancer looms large in America, especially as the average citizen grows wealthier and lives longer. Each added...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Trump Claims Credit For Drop In Cancer Deaths. No Way, Says American Cancer Society.

The president actually pushed for a major funding cut for the National Institutes of Health, which would take $1 billion from the National Cancer Institute.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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American Cancer Society Corrects Donald Trump After He Takes Credit For Drop In Cancer Rates

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to take credit for a drop in U.S. cancer rates. The American Cancer Society quickly corrected him. Trump’s tweet shared news that the cancer death rate his a record low in 2017, and appeared to...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Social Media, Twitter (business)

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Us Cancer Death Rates See Steepest One-year Drop Ever Recorded

In a Wednesday report, the American Cancer Society revealed that the US cancer death rate fell by 2.2% between 2016 and 2017, which marks the largest single-year drop in overall cancer mortality ever reported.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Ash Expert Nhl Roundtable: Episode 3

]]>(MedPage Today) -- At the recent American Society of Hematology meeting in Orlando, John Sweetenham, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Mitchell Smith, MD, PhD, of the GW Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., and...
Related topics: Hematology, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Tip: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

-- Breast cancer screenings are important tools to find cancer before symptoms are noticeable, says the American Cancer Society. The society provides these screening guidelines for women: Women aged 40-to-44 should consider screenings and...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Clinical Challenge: Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

]]>(MedPage Today) -- While acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common leukemia in children, it occurs in adults as well, and is a very challenging adult malignancy. According to the American Cancer Society, 2019 will likely see some 6...
Related topics: Leukemia, Cancer, Oncology

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Prostate Cancer: Asco Backs Molecular Tests For Risk Stratification

]]>(MedPage Today) -- New guidelines from the American Society for Clinical Oncology offer limited backing for molecular biomarkers as part of the risk evaluation in prostate cancer -- but only when the results appear likely to influence...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Crc Screening Up For Ages 45 To 49 After Acs Guideline Update

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 -- Following publication of updated guidelines by the American Cancer Society recommending that the age for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening be lowered to 45 years, there was an increase in screening among those aged 45...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Bonni Lee Guerin, Md Honored By American Cancer Society - Northeast Region

Bonni Lee Guerin, MD, hematologist/oncologist and physician researcher at Overlook Medical Center, was honored by the American Cancer Society for her role in advancing breast cancer treatment and prevention. In addition to her forward-looking...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hematology, Medical Research

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