American Cancer Society

Impact Of Tp53 Mutation Clearance Prior To Allo-sct

]]>(MedPage Today) -- At the recent 2019 American Society of Hematology annual meeting, there were a number of presentations on targeted mutations, and one study out of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, looked at the controversy regarding...
Related topics: Genetics, Hematology, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Watch: Offset Joins Global Fight W/ $50,000 American Cancer Society Donation

Atlanta rapper Offset is knuckling up to knock out cancer for good. The hip-hop star went online this weekend to share footage of himself at an event to raise awareness and tackle the global disease. Big Facts: On Saturday, Off went to Instagram...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram

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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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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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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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How To Manage The Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in men in the U.S. According to statistics gathered by the American Cancer Society, approximately 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in this country in 2020, with...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, 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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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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The Risk Of Cancer-related Death Is Dropping Faster Than Ever

The American Cancer Society recently released the 2020 edition of Cancer Statistics and it contains some pretty good news: The risk of cancer-related mortality is dropping faster than ever before.During the decade between 2008 and 2017, cancer death...
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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Ash Expert Nhl Roundtable: Episode 2

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