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2014-01-08 12:26:31

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from...

Cancer Statistics 2014 Report
2014-01-08 04:30:52

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past two decades, risk of cancer death has dropped overall by twenty percent, according to the American Cancer Society annual cancer statistics report. According to the report, Cancer Statistics 2014, the most progress has been found among middle-aged black men for whom the rate of death has declined by approximately 50 percent. Although this is an incredibly positive trend, the highest cancer rates and death rates...

2013-11-26 23:28:59

Peter Hyans, M.D. FACS, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Summit Medical Group was honored by the American Cancer Society, Metro NJ Region, at its Annual Diamond Ball, Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Peter Hyans, M.D. FACS, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Summit Medical Group was honored by the American Cancer Society, Metro NJ Region, at its Annual Diamond Ball, Saturday, November 23, 2013,...

2013-11-21 16:27:02

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls on Elected Officials to Increase Funding for New York State Tobacco Control Program NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BODY WORLDS: Pulse--the international health and anatomy exhibition currently on display at Discovery Times Square--is proud to announce its partnership with and support of the American Cancer Society (Society), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City...

2013-11-17 23:03:33

Gatekeeper Business Solutions, a leading provider of workforce management software announces its donation to The American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Deerfield Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The American...

2013-11-10 23:02:35

In November 2013, NFL kicker Nick Novak of the San Diego Chargers continues his fundraising effort to help Kicking For The Dream raise money to fight ovarian cancer, according to Kicking For The Dream founder NFL kicker Billy Cundiff. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 NFL kicker Nick Novak of the San Diego Chargers continues his fundraising effort to help Kicking For The Dream raise money to fight ovarian cancer, according to Kicking For The Dream founder NFL kicker Billy Cundiff. Go...

2013-11-07 08:32:37

Genetic biomarker testing at non-small cell lung cancer diagnosis helps inform a personalized treatment approach SAN CARLOS, Calif. and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BI) today announced that BI will sponsor ALCF's efforts to raise awareness about the importance of immediate genetic biomarker testing for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). "This...

2013-11-07 08:32:07

CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HOPE (Health Opportunity through Partnership in Education), together with Washington National Insurance Company, have donated $100,000 to the American Cancer Society to further support the organization's lifesaving cancer research programs. To date, HOPE has contributed $350,000 to support the Society's mission to save lives and finish the fight against cancer through investing in cutting-edge scientific research. The $100,000 gift will...

2013-10-31 23:24:41

Ed Lord, former Senior Vice President for SA Business Development at the American Cancer Society, has joined DonorDrive Social Fundraising software as Vice President of Client Growth and Consulting. http://www.donordrive.com/demo-signup/ Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Ed Lord, former Senior Vice President for SA Business Development at the American Cancer Society, has joined DonorDrive Social Fundraising software as Vice President of Client Growth and Consulting. Ed started his...

2013-10-17 12:30:33

Full-service CRO establishes a team goal to raise funds to fight breast cancer SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynteractHCR, Inc., a full-service, global contract research organization (CRO), will participate in "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" fundraising walk at Balboa Park in San Diego, to be held Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 7 a.m. PDT. The CRO will join the fight for breast cancer through team participation and donations to benefit the American Cancer Society in...