American Cancer Society: A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.United StatesVoluntary Health Agencies: Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Early Detection of Cancer: Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Survivors: Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.Nomograms: Graphical representation of a statistical model containing scales for calculating the prognostic weight of a value for each individual variable. Nomograms are instruments that can be used to predict outcomes using specific clinical parameters. They use ALGORITHMS that incorporate several variables to calculate the predicted probability that a patient will achieve a particular clinical endpoint.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Prostatic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Mammography: Radiographic examination of the breast.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Forecasting: The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.SEER Program: A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.Colorectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.Lung Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Uterine Cervical Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Vaginal Smears: Collection of pooled secretions of the posterior vaginal fornix for cytologic examination.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Asian Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Nursing Methodology Research: Research carried out by nurses concerning techniques and methods to implement projects and to document information, including methods of interviewing patients, collecting data, and forming inferences. The concept includes exploration of methodological issues such as human subjectivity and human experience.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.

Follow-up of American Cancer Society Special Postdoctoral Research Fellowship recipients. (1/79)

A follow-up study of the 44 recipients of American Cancer Society, Inc., Special Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from 1962 to 1973 revealed that 11 of 21 M.D. candidates obtained their second (Ph.D.) degree at the end of training. By contrast, all but one among the 23 Ph.D. candidates were awarded the second (M.D.) degree. A great majority of either group remain in active research, regardless of whether or not they obtained the second degree. A very high percentage of their research is cancer related.  (+info)

Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1973-1996, with a special section on lung cancer and tobacco smoking. (2/79)

BACKGROUND: The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), provide the second annual report to the nation on progress in cancer prevention and control, with a special section on lung cancer and tobacco smoking. METHODS: Age-adjusted rates (using the 1970 U.S. standard population) were based on cancer incidence data from NCI and underlying cause of death data compiled by NCHS. The prevalence of tobacco use was derived from CDC surveys. Reported P values are two-sided. RESULTS: From 1990 through 1996, cancer incidence (-0.9% per year; P = .16) and cancer death (-0.6% per year; P = .001) rates for all sites combined decreased. Among the 10 leading cancer incidence sites, statistically significant decreases in incidence rates were seen in males for leukemia and cancers of the lung, colon/rectum, urinary bladder, and oral cavity and pharynx. Except for lung cancer, incidence rates for these cancers also declined in females. Among the 10 leading cancer mortality sites, statistically significant decreases in cancer death rates were seen for cancers of the male lung, female breast, the prostate, male pancreas, and male brain and, for both sexes, cancers of the colon/rectum and stomach. Age-specific analyses of lung cancer revealed that rates in males first declined at younger ages and then for each older age group successively over time; rates in females appeared to be in the early stages of following the same pattern, with rates decreasing for women aged 40-59 years. CONCLUSIONS: The declines in cancer incidence and death rates, particularly for lung cancer, are encouraging. However, unless recent upward trends in smoking among adolescents can be reversed, the lung cancer rates that are currently declining in the United States may rise again.  (+info)

Great expectations: historical perspectives on genetic breast cancer testing. (3/79)

Women who test positive for a genetic breast cancer marker may have more than a 50% chance of developing the disease. Although past screening technologies have sought to identify actual breast cancers, as opposed to predisposition, the history of screening may help predict the societal response to genetic testing. For decades, educational messages have encouraged women to find breast cancers as early as possible. Such messages have fostered the popular assumption that immediately discovered and treated breast cancers are necessarily more curable. Research, however, has shown that screening improves the prognosis of some--but not all--breast cancers, and also that it may lead to unnecessary interventions. The dichotomy between the advertised value of early detection and its actual utility has caused particular controversy in the United States, where the cultural climate emphasizes the importance of obtaining all possible medical information and acting on it. Early detection has probably helped to lower overall breast cancer mortality. But it has proven hard to praise aggressive screening without exaggerating its merits. Women considering genetic breast cancer testing should weight the benefits and limitations of early knowledge.  (+info)

Intentional weight loss and mortality among overweight individuals with diabetes. (4/79)

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of intentional weight loss on mortality in overweight individuals with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis with a 12-year mortality follow-up (1959-1972) of 4,970 overweight individuals with diabetes, 40-64 years of age, who were enrolled in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study I. Rate ratios (RRs) were calculated, comparing overall death rates, and death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes in individuals with and without reported intentional weight loss. RESULTS: Intentional weight loss was reported by 34% of the cohort. After adjustment for initial BMI, sociodemographic factors, health status, and physical activity, intentional weight loss was associated with a 25% reduction in total mortality (RR = 0.75; 95% CI 0.67-0.84), and a 28% reduction in CVD and diabetes mortality (RR = 0.72; 0.63-0.82). Intentional weight loss of 20-29 lb was associated with the largest reductions in mortality (approximately 33%). Weight loss >70 lb was associated with small increases in mortality CONCLUSIONS: Intentional weight loss was associated with substantial reductions in mortality in this observational study of overweight individuals with diabetes.  (+info)

Passive smoking exposure and female breast cancer mortality. (5/79)

BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported positive associations between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and increased risk of breast cancer. However, studies of active smoking and risk of breast cancer are equivocal and in general do not support a positive association. To try to resolve this paradox, we examined the association between breast cancer mortality and potential ETS exposure from spousal smoking in an American Cancer Society prospective study of U.S. adult women. METHODS: We assessed breast cancer death rates in a cohort of 146 488 never-smoking, single-marriage women who were cancer free at enrollment in 1982. Breast cancer death rates among women whose husbands smoked were compared with those among women married to men who had never smoked. Cox proportional hazards modeling was used to control for potential risk factors other than ETS exposure. RESULTS: After 12 years of follow-up, 669 cases of fatal breast cancer were observed in the cohort. Overall, we saw no association between exposure to ETS and death from breast cancer (rate ratio [RR] = 1.0; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.8-1.2). We did, however, find a small, not statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer mortality among women who were married before age 20 years to smokers (RR = 1. 2; 95% CI = 0.8-1.8). CONCLUSIONS: In contrast to the results of previous studies, this study found no association between exposure to ETS and female breast cancer mortality. The results of our study are particularly compelling because of its prospective design as compared with most earlier studies, the relatively large number of exposed women with breast cancer deaths, and the reporting of exposure by the spouse rather than by proxy.  (+info)

Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer (1973 through 1998), featuring cancers with recent increasing trends. (6/79)

BACKGROUND: The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), collaborate to provide an annual update on cancer occurrence and trends in the United States. This year's report contains a special feature that focuses on cancers with recent increasing trends. METHODS: From 1992 through 1998, age-adjusted rates and annual percent changes are calculated for cancer incidence and underlying cause of death with the use of NCI incidence and NCHS mortality data. Joinpoint analysis, a model of joined line segments, is used to examine long-term trends for the four most common cancers and for those cancers with recent increasing trends in incidence or mortality. Statistically significant findings are based on a P value of.05 by use of a two-sided test. State-specific incidence and death rates for 1994 through 1998 are reported for major cancers. RESULTS: From 1992 through 1998, total cancer death rates declined in males and females, while cancer incidence rates declined only in males. Incidence rates in females increased slightly, largely because of breast cancer increases that occurred in some older age groups, possibly as a result of increased early detection. Female lung cancer mortality, a major cause of death in women, continued to increase but more slowly than in earlier years. In addition, the incidence or mortality rate increased in 10 other sites, accounting for about 13% of total cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. CONCLUSIONS: Overall cancer incidence and death rates continued to decline in the United States. Future progress will require sustained improvements in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.  (+info)

The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort: rationale, study design, and baseline characteristics. (7/79)

BACKGROUND: Large-scale, prospective cohort studies have played a critical role in discovering factors that contribute to variability in cancer risk in human populations. Epidemiologists and volunteers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) were among the first to establish such cohorts, beginning in the early 1950s and continuing through the present, and these ACS cohorts have made landmark contributions in many areas of epidemiologic research. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort was established in 1992 and was designed to investigate the relation between diet and other lifestyle factors and exposures and the risk of cancer, mortality, and survival. The cohort includes over 84,000 men and 97,000 women who completed a mailed questionnaire in 1992. New questionnaires are sent to surviving cohort members every other year to update exposure information and to ascertain new occurrences of cancer; a 90% response rate was achieved for follow-up questionnaires in 1997 and 1999. Reported cancers are verified through medical records, registry linkage, or death certificates. The cohort is followed actively for all cases of incident cancer and for all causes of death. Through a collaborative effort among ACS national and division staff, volunteers, and the American College of Surgeons, blood samples were collected from a subgroup of 40,000 cohort members and are in storage at a central repository for future investigation of dietary, hormonal, genetic, and other factors and cancer risk. Collection of DNA samples from buccal cells in an additional 50,000 cohort members is underway currently and will be completed in 2002. CONCLUSIONS: This new cohort of both men and women promises to be particularly valuable for the study of cancer occurrence, mortality, and survival as they relate to obesity and weight change, physical activity at various points in life, vitamin supplement use, exogenous hormone use, other medications (such as aspirin and nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs) and cancer screening modalities.  (+info)

Alcohol, folate, methionine, and risk of incident breast cancer in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. (8/79)

Recent studies suggest that the increased risk of breast cancer associated with alcohol consumption may be reduced by adequate folate intake. We examined this question among 66,561 postmenopausal women in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. A total of 1,303 incident cases had accrued during the first 5 years of follow-up. Cox proportional hazards models and stratified analysis were used to examine the relationship between alcohol, dietary and total folate intake, multivitamin use, dietary methionine, and breast cancer. We observed an increasing risk of breast cancer with increasing alcohol consumption (P for trend = 0.01). In the highest category of consumption (15 or more grams of ethanol/day), the risk of breast cancer was 1.26 (95% confidence interval, 1.04-1.53) compared with nonusers. We observed this association with higher alcohol consumption for in situ, localized, and regional disease. We found no association between risk of breast cancer and dietary folate, total folate, multivitamin use, or methionine intake. Furthermore, we found no evidence of an interaction between levels of dietary folate (P for interaction = 0.10) or total folate (P for interaction = 0.61) and alcohol. Nor did we find evidence of an interaction between alcohol consumption and recent or long-term multivitamin use (P for interaction = 0.27). Our results are consistent with a positive association with alcohol but do not support an association with folate or methionine intake or an interaction between folate and alcohol intake on risk of breast cancer.  (+info)

*Breast cancer classification

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*Metastatic breast cancer

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*Cancer survivor

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*American Cancer Society

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*American Cancer Society Center

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*American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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*DMOZ - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Cancer: Organizations: North America: United States: American Cancer Society

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*Faith healing

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*Light therapy

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*Nadir

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*Phil Kerslake

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*Morinda, Inc.

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*Strychnos nux-vomica

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*Grape therapy

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*Orthopathy

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*Eleutherococcus senticosus

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*Selenium yeast

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*Caesium chloride

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*Homeopathy

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*World Lung Foundation

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*Chronic myelogenous leukemia

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*Gregory Franks

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*Megavitamin therapy

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*Applied kinesiology

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*Squamous cell papilloma

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*Albin Francisco Schoepf

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*Nutrition

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Each January, the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of existing recommendations for early cancer detection, including updates, and/or emerging issues that are relevant to screening for cancer. In 2002, the ACS assembled expert groups to update guidelines for cervical cancer screening and breast cancer screening, and to evaluate new technology for colorectal cancer screening. In November 2002, updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening were published in this journal, and breast cancer screening guidelines will be updated in 2003. In this issue, there is a report of a workshop held to review emerging technology for colorectal cancer screening that resulted in a modification of current previous recommendations for fecal occult blood tests, and revised recommendations for the "cancer-related check-up" in which clinical encounters provide case-finding and health-counseling opportunities. Finally, we provide an update of the most recent data pertaining to participation rates in ...
A new study has found that long-duration regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen) may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Use of aspirin and other NSAIDs has been consistently associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in epidemiological studies, and aspirin reduced risk of colorectal polyp recurrence in two randomized trials. There has also been some evidence from laboratory and epidemiological studies that NSAIDs might influence prostate carcinogenesis, although the association is unclear. To determine whether use of NSAIDs is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues studied more than 70,000 men participating in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. During the follow-up from 1992 to 1993 through August 2001, 4,853 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed among these men. Current use of ...
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... CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ - The following was released today by the Cancer Prevention Coalition:. An article, "American Cancer Society: The Worlds Wealthiest Non-Profit Institution," by Dr. Samuel Epstein, just published in the International Journal of Health Services, the leading international public health and policy journal, charges that the American Cancer Society (ACS) "is fixated on damage control ... diagnosis and treatment ... and basic molecular biology, with indifference or even hostility to cancer prevention." ACS also trivializes the escalating incidence of cancer which has reached epidemic proportions and makes grossly misleading claims on dramatic progress in the treatment and cure of cancer. This myopic mindset and derelict policy is compounded by interlocking conflicts of interests with the cancer drug, agrichemical, and other industries. The following is ...
www.cancer.org/MammogramReminder, you and the women you love can sign up to receive a free email mammogram reminder that will remind you to schedule your yearly mammogram in the month of your choice. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women 40 and older get a mammogram every year, in addition to a clinical breast exam by their doctor or nurse as part of their regular health checkups. We know that knowledge is power, and we wont stop until every woman understands how they can take control of their breast health.. The American Cancer Society provides information and education, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year … and for that reason, we have been the most trusted resource for cancer information for nearly a century. More than a million people call our toll-free number every year at 1-800-ACS-2345, and we have more than 20 million visitors to our Web site annually. Because cancer impacts people of every race and nationality, the American Cancer Society provides ...
Get louder and make more noise! Through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, Tri County Cattle Barons Ball participants can fight to change the face of cancer in our nations capital by urging Congress to protect funding for critical cancer research.. How? By telling Congress to "Put the Power of the Purse Behind Research." Since Congress holds the purse strings to cancer research funding, we are encouraging participants to tell their representatives to protect funding for research that will develop better early detection tools and treatments and improve patient-centered care for cancer.. Make a difference in the fight against cancer, become a member of this grassroots movement.. ...
West Hartford resident and Kingswood Oxford Junior, Benjamin Lerman Coady raised nearly $3,400 for the American Cancer Society and colon cancer research. Coady held a Cars Against Colon Cancer fundraiser at his school to help raise awareness and the necessary funds. Cancer is not an unfamiliar word in my family. I wanted to do something and created the idea for Cars Against Colon Cancer, a car show held at Kingswood Oxford to raise awareness for colon cancer prevention and help support the mission of the American Cancer Society, commented Coady. While a combination of earlier detection and better treatments have ...
Special to The SUN. The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society has selected Carol Otis of Pagosa Springs as a 2012-2013 Hero of Hope.. As a Hero of Hope, Otis has demonstrated a commitment to the fight against cancer through her inspiration and contribution to the Archuleta County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.. Otis was diagnosed with cancer at age 70, after a routine mammogram detected a malignant tumor. She underwent surgery and 16 consecutive sessions of radiation at Mercy Hospital in Durango. Otis was offered an alternative "Canadian Protocol" treatment, compared to six to eight weeks of radiation (which is typical in the U.S.) and considers it a gift.. "My experience was the most frightening one Ive had in my entire life. The isolation, fear and confusion was overwhelming.". Following diagnosis, Carol began actively fighting back against cancer through starting a local Pagosa Springs support group, serving on the Archuleta County Relay For Life planning ...
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Join us at the American Cancer Societys Tulsa Cattle Barons Ball on Saturday, September 29 for a great night! Great food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more, provide for this premier event to be one of a kind. And as we come together to party for a cause, the American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives.
The U.S. House has unanimously passed our bill to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. This win was thanks to the hard work, persistence and dedication of ACS CAN volunteers who have tirelessly championed this bill.
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New Yorks slide continues and sadly, its not surprising," said Blair Horner, vice president for advocacy for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of NY & NJ, in a statement. "Over the past few years, funding for the states tobacco prevention program has been cut by more than half. That means fewer smokers can get the help they need to quit and more kids are trying their first cigarette.. "New York reaps more than $2 billion in revenue from tobacco, but spends little to help smokers quit and keep kids from trying tobacco," he continued. "The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network urges Gov. Cuomo to consider New Yorks declining rank as he prepares his 2013-2014 Executive Budget and allocate additional funding for the states tobacco control program.". Read the full report here.. ...
Change subject: KUDU-854 - [python] Expose additional scanner projection methods ...................................................................... KUDU-854 - [python] Expose additional scanner projection methods Kudus python client does not currently expose all Scanner projection methods. This patch adds the bindings for the SetProjectedColumnIndexes and GetProjectionSchema methods of the KuduScanner class. The patch includes a unit test to validate the column index projection method and to ensure that the GetProjectionSchema method returns a result. Change-Id: I8284af0841d681d1d7c704e1f57edc90c9f5ed6a --- M python/kudu/client.pyx M python/kudu/libkudu_client.pxd M python/kudu/tests/test_scanner.py 3 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) git pull ssh://gerrit.cloudera.org:29418/kudu refs/changes/44/4344/1 -- To view, visit http://gerrit.cloudera.org:8080/4344 To unsubscribe, visit http://gerrit.cloudera.org:8080/settings Gerrit-MessageType: newchange Gerrit-Change-Id: ...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To estimate accrual, retention, adherence, and participation of breast cancer survivors to a breast cancer rehabilitation program.. II. To estimate the variability of weight, six-minute walk, quality of life and other psychosocial and physical measures in women participating in the BCRP.. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To assess changes in the anthropometric, psychosocial, and physical outcomes over the six-month period of the BCRP.. II. To document the types and the rates of adverse events associated with the BCRP.. OUTLINE:. Patients attend exercise therapy sessions over 1 hour 3 times a week for 6 months. Exercise therapy sessions are comprised of a 10 minute warm-up of light stretching and aerobic type exercise (walking, cycling), 30 minutes of endurance type exercise (cycle, walking), and 20 minutes of resistance training exercise. ...
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The American Cancer Societys guidelines should be followed. Mammograms miss some cancers but it is still the recommended screening modality.. Clinical Breast Exam: Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam preferably every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health expert every year. Its a good idea to do a breast self-exam (BSE) before the clinical exam to become familiar with what your breast feel like.. Breast Awareness and Breast Self-Exam (BSE): BSE is an option for women starting in their 20s. If you do BSE on a regular basis, you will become familiar with how your own breasts feel and with this awareness, you are more likely to find a lump or suspicious area in the breast. The American Cancer Society has special programs to teach you how to examine your breast properly and cards describing the process can help you as you begin to examine yourself ...
Resumo: An update to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline regarding screening for the early detection of cervical precancerous lesions and cancer is presented. The guidelines are based on a systematic evidence review, contributions from 6 working groups, and a recent symposium cosponsored by the ACS, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, which was attended by 25 organizations. The new screening recommendations address age-appropriate screening strategies, including the use of cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, follow-up (eg, the management of screen positives and screening intervals for screen negatives) of women after screening, the age at which to exit screening, future considerations regarding HPV testing alone as a primary screening approach, and screening strategies for women vaccinated against HPV16 and HPV18 infections ...
The latest annual report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) surveys cancer in many years up to the present, and provides statistical data about the current status of neoplastic disease in the United States (US) [1,2]. The largest conclusion is that clinical progress against cancer definitely is being made, but further efforts are needed.. ACS cancer statistics for 2016 [1,2]! The new ACS report describes numbers for cancer incidence, deaths, and survival through 2015 [1,2]. These latest figures permit comparison to corresponding measurements for many previous years, and allow predictions to be made for 2016. Several brief discussions about what these figures reveal now are available [e.g., 3-5].. The cancer death rate for men and women fell 23% in the 21 year period from 1991 to 2012 (the latest year for which complete data are available). This progress should be welcomed by everyone! Death from cancer still is second to heart disease for the entire US, but in 21 states it now has become the ...
Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD "For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk." -From the 2006 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention1 […]. ...
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) was originally established as the American Society for the Control of Cancer in 1913, and became the ACS in 1945. ACS is the voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient. The Societys immediate goal of saving more lives is served through educating the public about prevention and early detection of cancer, the importance of prompt treatment, and the possibilities of cure, through educating the medical profession to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and through direct service to the cancer patient and the patients family. Public education activities include a toll-free cancer information services publication of a variety of pamphlets, educational programs conducted in schools and communities, and presentation of materials in the mass media. The Society has a comprehensive professional education program designed ...
We commend the American Cancer Society (ACS) for recognizing that breast cancer often does not wait until age 50 to strike and women in their 40s do need annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation will continue to recommend that women begin annual mammography screening at age 40 with no barriers to access or cost-sharing. It is critical that insurance plans cover these screenings for possible lifesaving early detection.. Research has validated that when breast cancer is detected early and treated before it spreads, the five-year survival rate is 99 percent. Since 1990, breast cancer mortality has decreased by 34 percent, due to early detection and improved treatment.. The Prevent Cancer Foundation continues to believe it is crucial for women to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. Annual screening after 40 will increase their odds of early detection and successful treatment outcomes.. ...
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At this time there are no blood tests or other screening exams that can be used routinely to detect brain tumors before they start to cause symptoms. These tumors usually come to light as a result of signs or symptoms the person is having. In most cases, the patients survival is determined by their age, the type of tumor, and its location.. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nations ...
For me, as a medical student and house officer, one of the best sources of information about cancer was the American Cancer Societys Clinical Oncology textbook. Although never professing to provide a comprehensive discussion, its concise chapters were immediately accessible and germane. Despite the fact that the last edition of this book was published almost a decade ago, Clinical Oncology still occupies a well-used space on my bookshelf. Since the last publication of this book, oncology has undergone a considerable metamorphosis. Beyond the advent of new therapeutic and diagnostic tools, the number of oncology textbooks available has grown considerably. With ...
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has endorsed HPV vaccination recommendations from the CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the principal source of guidance on U.S. immunization policy. The ACSs updated ...
The American Cancer Society and the Melanoma Research Alliance to fund much-needed research aimed at decreasing side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitors.
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Adequate scientific evidence to stop mass screening programs, such as mammography, has been readily available for more than three decades. In 1976 Pietro M. Gullino presented his findings on the natural history of cancer, showing early detection is really late detection, at the Conference on Breast Cancer: A Report to the Profession, sponsored by the White House, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society. He explained: If the time required for a tumor to double its diameter during a known period of time is taken as a measure of growth rate, one can calculate by extrapolation that two-thirds of the duration of a breast cancer remains undetectable by the patient or physician. Long before a breast carcinoma can be detected by present technology, metastatic spread may occur and does in most cases. This report was subsequently published in the journal representing the American Cancer Society (Cancer 1977 Jun;39(6 Suppl):2697-703 ...
Dairy products have been hypothesized to have paradoxical effects on breast cancer risk because they contain both potentially protective compounds, like calcium and vitamin D, and compounds that may increase the risk of cancer, such as hormones and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Studies to date have had inconsistent findings.. For the current study, researchers led by Marji McCullough, ScD, RD, senior epidemiologist in the American Cancer Societys Epidemiology & Surveillance Research department, reviewed dietary questionnaires filled out by more than 68,000 postmenopausal women participating in the Societys Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II). They found women who ate the most calcium-rich foods (e.g. low fat milk, cheese, and yogurt) were 20 percent less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those reporting the lowest intake. However, neither use of calcium supplements nor vitamin D intake lowered the risk.. "Our findings suggests that dairy products, composed mainly of ...
American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2014.. Centers for Disease Control & Lance Armstrong Foundation (2004). A National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship: Advancing Public Health Strategies, https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/pdf/plan.pdf,. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2004). Cancer survivorship--United States, 1971-2001. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 53(24), 526. Aapro, M., Bernard-Marty, C., Brain, E.G., Batist. G., Erdkamp, F., Krzemieniecki, K., Leonard, R., Lluch, A., Monfardini, S., Ryberg, M., Soubeyran, P., Wedding, U. (2011). Anthracycline cardiotoxicity in the elderly cancer patient: a SIOG expert position paper. Annals of Oncology, 22(2), 257-267. Abou-Mourad, Y. R., Lau, B. C., Barnett, M. J., Forrest, D. L., Hogge, D. E., Nantel, S. H., ... & Sutherland, H. J. (2010). Long-term outcome after allo-SCT: close follow-up on a large cohort treated with ...
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[email protected] Colleges Against Cancer is a program designed to help eliminate cancer by initiating and supporting the programs of the American Cancer Society on college campuses. It is a program designed by and administered by college students from across the country and is supported by the American Cancer Society.The program is designed to allow students and staff to work through many different channels to eliminate cancer. These channels are our strategic directions - advocacy, cancer education programs, Relay For Life, and survivorship. Local chapters such as ourselves work alongside local offices and national leadership to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society in these directions. Whether it is writing letters to Congressmen, organizing a Relay For Life, or teaching students about preventing cancer - the program enables Marywood students to battle cancer on campus.. ...
Source: National Cancer Institute, Facebook.. Behind breast cancer, there is no cancer diagnosis more common than prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Societys Cancer Facts & Figures report from 2014, some 233,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, with the disease killing 29,480. Overall, prostate cancer is the fifth-leading overall cause of cancer-related death, and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.. Of course, the mortality statistics of prostate cancer are just one of the challenging aspects of the disease. Prostate cancer is also a major financial burden on individuals and their families. A report from HealthDay via WebMD last year suggested that the price of prostate cancer surgery can range from as low as $10,100 to as much as $135,000. This cost doesnt factor in additional doctor visits, the possibility for cancer-focused therapy over the long term, and the economic costs of lost productivity while undergoing treatment.. But, there could be great news ...
U.S. News & World Report: Coping with Cancer in the Workplace. CancerForward: CancerForward and the American Bar Association Team to Support Practical Needs of Survivors. American Cancer Societys Cancer Magazine: Attorneys as advocates: Organizations step up to help patients navigate the legal and financial issues that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS) Newsletter: How Oncology Nurses Can Calm Health Insurance Fears. Balancing Cancer and Work, September 16, 2014. The Cancer Survivor Show PodCast by The Chemo Girls: Health Care Reform. The Cancer Survivor Show PodCast by The Chemo Girls: About Triage Cancer. AOSW News Blog, October 10, 2013: New Health Insurance Options. NOU Magazine Health Care Reform 101. KISS FM Community Council, September 22, 2013, Affordable Care Act and You Collaborative (Interview starts at 29:00). Cure Magazine, September 17, 2013, Protections in Place. Cure Magazine, September 16, 2013, Task Force: Tackling Work ...
American Cancer Society (cancer.org). November 9, 2015. By Stacy Simon. A harsh truth about lung cancer is that it doesnt usually cause symptoms until the cancer is already advanced and not able to be cured. Thats why the idea of screening - looking for lung cancer in people who do not have any symptoms - is appealing. It has the potential of finding the cancer earlier, when its easier to treat.. But screening carries risks that may outweigh the benefits for most people. The people who are most likely to benefit from screening are those at higher risk for lung cancer, such as people with a long history of smoking.. How lung screening works. A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan uses x-rays to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the lungs. Its better than a regular x-ray at finding lung tumors and showing them clearly. Thats why CT scans are used for lung cancer screening.. One drawback of a CT scan is that it finds a lot of abnormalities that turn out not to be cancer but that still ...
These gaps "need to be addressed in order to fulfill the intention of the Affordable Care Act," said Brian Rosen, a senior vice president of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "There are certainly challenges for cancer patients.". "Cost may still be an issue for those in need of the most care," said Steven Weiss, spokesman for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. That "makes it critically important for patients looking at premiums to also consider out-of-pocket costs when choosing a plan.". Out-of-pocket costs include a health plans annual deductible, which is the amount before insurance starts paying, as well as any copayments and cost-sharing.. A few numbers tell the story. Take someone under 65 with no access to health insurance on the job and making $24,000 a year - about what many service jobs pay.. Under the health care law, that persons premiums would be capped below 7 percent of his income, about $130 a month. A stretch on a tight budget, yet doable.. But if he gets really ...
Those resources and the nicotine replacement products all are paid for with state funding through the Cigarette Restitution Fund, setup in 2001 to hold and distribute state tobacco revenue into programs that would help fight tobacco use. The revenue comes from taxes on tobacco sales and the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998, annual monies tobacco companies are required to pay the states to compensate them for the damages caused by tobacco, according to Bonita Pennino, state government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.. ...
This version of the BCRA adds an amendment from Senator Ted Cruz that would allow insurers to offer plans that do not meet Essential Health Benefits requirements, as long as these insurers offer at least one plan that does. Chris Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, stated that the amendment and the bill as it stands would "leave patients and those with pre-existing conditions paying more for less coverage and would substantially erode the progress our nation has been trying to make in providing affordable, adequate, and meaningful coverage to all Americans.". This bill harms patients with chronic and complex illnesses in the following ways:. ...
While many advocates say President Obamas executive order to reduce a dire shortage of life-saving hospital medications is an essential step, others say the order is not enough to stop price gouging by some pharmaceutical companies.. Essential cancer drugs have arguably taken the hardest hit. Hospitals have reported the worst shortage in nearly a decade of chemotherapy agents like doxorubicin.. The new order instructs the Food and Drug Administration to broaden reporting of potential drug shortages, expedite regulatory reviews that can help prevent shortages, and examine whether potential shortages have led to price gouging. The drug shortage has compromised or delayed care for some patients and may have led to otherwise preventable deaths.. Christopher W. Hansen, president of the American Cancer Societys Cancer Action Network, applauded todays order, saying in a statement that it would "allow government, industry, providers and the public to more systematically analyze and understand the ...
Donald Warne, director of NDSUs Master of Public Health Program, is scheduled to be a panel member at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networks event titled, American Indian Health Equity... ...
Women who take the hormone estrogen for 10 years or more after menopause substantially increase their risk of dying of ovarian cancer compared with women who do not take the hormone, according to a study released yesterday. In the American Cancer Society study of more than 211,000 post-menopausal women, those with any history of using hormone replacement therapy had a somewhat higher death rate from ovarian cancer than nonusers. If women are thinking of taking (hormones) for a short period of time, they dont need to consider ovarian cancer, said Carmen Rodriguez, an ACS epidemiologist and the studys principal author.
An American Cancer Society study finds women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40 percent more likely to die during the course of the 14-year study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day.
An American Cancer Society study finds women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40 percent more likely to die during the course of the 14-year study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day.
The proposed study compares the outcomes of a physical activity intervention begun at diagnosis, continuing through active cancer treatment and into six
The American Cancer Society is actively fighting cervical cancer on many fronts. We are helping women get tested for cervical cancer, helping them understand their diagnosis, and helping them get the treatments they need. The American Cancer Society also funds new research to help prevent, find, and treat cervical cancer. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change is the increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early - when its small, has not spread, and is easiest to cure. Another way to help prevent cervical cancer in the future is to have children vaccinated ...
It is increasingly clear that states of abnormal cell growth and death regulation are found in a wide variety of disease states including cancer. The impact on mortality of these diseases is clear as cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States (American Cancer Society), and globally the rates of cancer are growing. In fact, cancer is now the leading cause of death for those less than 85 years of age. The American Cancer Society estimated 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented through known cancer prevention strategies by modifiable lifestyle factors and appropriate use of available screening for early detection of cancers.. It has been suggested that nutrients play a prominent role in cancer prevention, but how they regulate cellular growth, differentiation and death is still unclear. For example, colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed each year in the US and as many as 35% of those diagnosed die of this disease. Although many of these cases ...
If you or someone you care about has cancer, if you want to help provide support, or reduce your own risk of cancer - you have come to the right place.. At Cancer Society, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect every aspect of your life and we are here to help you through.. Cancer Society can help you get to your medical appointments, or provide accommodation if you live far away from hospital. Our specialist nurses can support you through your treatment and answer any questions you have - big or small.. And if you want to talk - we are here to listen.. No one should face cancer alone… with Cancer Society here, you wont have to.. ...
Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed. Moreover, African-American women were less likely to meet the guidelines than white women. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that efforts to promote physical activity in breast cancer patients may need to be significantly enhanced.. The US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the American Cancer Society, recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or an equivalent combination thereof) each week for general health benefits and for chronic disease prevention and management.. Because its important to understand whether there is capacity for improvement in the ...
Breast cancer in men is rare - less than 1 percent of all breast carcinomas occur in men. Consider the latest statistics available from the American Cancer Society:. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2008 some 1,990 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among men in the US.. Breast cancer is about 100 times more common among women.. Estimates for 2008 also indicate that there will be more than 40,930 deaths from breast cancer in the US (40,480 women, 450 men).. The average age at diagnosis is 67, although men can be affected at any age.. Risk factors may include radiation exposure, estrogen administration, diseases associated with hyperestrogenism, such as cirrhosis or Klinefelters syndrome, and heavy alcohol intake.. Also, there are definite familial tendencies for developing breast cancer including an increased incidence in men who have a number of female relatives with breast cancer; an increased risk of male breast cancer has been reported in families in which a ...
American Cancer Society (ACS). October 18, 2016. A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds eleven of the 15 cancers with the most impact on healthy years of life lost in the United States are closely-associated with two preventable risk factors: smoking and alcohol. The study, appearing early online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also finds the cancer burden is 20% to 30% higher in African Americans than in all races/ethnicities combined.. To measure cancer burden, researchers led by Joannie Lortet-Tieulent calculated the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost to cancer, i.e. the loss of life in full health because of cancer. This measure combines mortality, incidence, survival, and quality of life into a single summary indicator.. They estimated the U.S. burden of cancer in 2011 at over 9.8 million DALYs, which was equally shared among men and women (4.9 million DALYs for each sex). DALYs lost to cancer were mostly related to premature death due to cancer ...
The vitamins and plant-derived compounds currently under study have been highly effective at inducing apoptosis in breast cancer cells, thus demonstrating their immense promise as possible forms of treatment. However, the exact mechanism by which each compound signals a cell to die has not been determined because the intricate details of apoptosis are not yet fully understood. Programmed cell death involves multiple pathways; the exact pathway leading to apoptosis depends on the initiation signal and the particular genes and proteins that are activated. With a better understanding of apoptosis, scientists can apply that knowledge to design innovative breast cancer treatments, possibly involving vitamins and plant-derived compounds.. Literature Cited. American Cancer Society, Inc. Fast facts. American Cancer Society. 2000. (Nov. 2000). http://www.cancer.org/NBCAM_fastfacts.html. Danielsson, C., Mathiasen, I.S., James, S.Y., Nayeri, S., Bretting, C., Hansen, C.M., Colston, K.W., Carlberg, C. ...
One proven method for preventing colon cancer is to get screened for the disease. "It is still very important to get screened for colorectal cancer so that colorectal polyps can be detected and removed before they ever turn into cancer," says Eric Jacobs, PhD, strategic director of epidemiology at the American Cancer Society.. The American Cancer Society recommends regular colon cancer screening for men and women starting at age 50. People who are at a higher-than-average risk of the disease (such as those with a family history of colon cancer) may need to begin getting tested earlier, or have more frequent tests.. That goes even for people who take aspirin regularly for other reasons, Jacobs notes. "Aspirin use will not prevent most cases of colorectal cancer." ...
1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2010. Atlanta: American Cancer Society. 2010 2. Mueller M.M, Fusenig N.E. Friends or foes - bipolar effects of the tumor stroma in cancer. Nature Rev Cancer. 2004;4:839-849 3. Neoptolemos J.P, Urrutia R.A, Abbruzzese J, Büchler M.W. Pancreatic cancer. Springer. 2010 4. Welsch T, Kleeff J, Friess H. Molecular pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer: advances and challenges. Current Molecular Medicine. 2007;7:504-521 5. Qian BZ, Pollard J.W. Macrophage diversity enhances tumor progression and metastasis. Cell. 2010;141:39-51 6. Pollard J.W. Tumour-educated macrophages promote tumor progression and metastasis. Nat Rev Cancer. 2004;4:71-78 7. Lee K, Park do J, Choe G, Kim HH, Kim WH, Lee HS. Increased intratumoral lymphatic vessel density correlates with lymph node metastasis in early gastric carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17:73- 80 8. Straume O, Jackson DG, Akslen LA. Independent prognostic impact of lymphatic vessel density and presence of low-grade ...
Recommendations aim to reduce risk without reducing benefits of screening. The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have proposed new guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The proposed guidelines, which are now posted for public comment, generally advise that women reduce the number of tests they get over their lifetime to better ensure that they receive the benefits of testing while minimizing the risks. The proposed guidelines also include a preference for co-testing using the Pap test and HPV test for women age 30 and over. After a public comment period that begins immediately and a multi-stakeholder symposium in November to discuss the proposed recommendations among a broad group of experts, the recommendations will be revised and incorporated into a final guideline from the American Cancer Society, anticipated in mid-2012.. The proposed ...
American Cancer Society: Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants - 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. Learn the basics and read the transplant process at this site.. The Bone Marrow Foundation - The mission of The Bone Marrow Foundation is to improve the quality of life for bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients and their families by providing financial aid, education and emotional support.. BMT InfoNet - Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of persons facing a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. Here you will find support services, a drug database and more.. Cancer.Net: Understanding Bone Marrow and Stem Cell ...
apr/03_0032.htm. The purpose of our program was to create and test a community skin cancer prevention project for replication throughout the state of Maine. The project was a collaborative effort of the Maine Cancer Consortium, American Cancer Society (ACS), and the City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division. Portland, Me, served as the pilot site.. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines skin cancer as a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably in the outer layers of the skin (1). The American Cancer Societys Facts and Figures 2001 (the latest year for which these figures are available) estimated that more than 1 million cases of highly curable basal cell or squamous cell cancers would be diagnosed in the United States that year (2). An estimated 9800 U.S. deaths from cancer were projected as well: 7800 from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and 2000 from other skin cancers. Melanoma was expected to be diagnosed in about 51,400 ...
Web site. A womans breast is made up of glands that make breast milk (lobules), ducts (small tubes that connect lobules to the nipple), fatty and connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymph (pronounced limf) vessels. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts (ductal carcinoma), some begin in the lobules (lobular carcinoma), and the rest in other tissues.. Lymph vessels are like veins, except that they carry lymph fluid instead of blood. Lymph is a clear fluid that contains immune system cells and waste products. Lymph vessels lead to small, bean-shaped collections of tissue called lymph nodes. Most lymph vessels of the breast lead to lymph nodes under the arm. These are called axillary (AX-uh-lair-ee) nodes. If breast cancer cells reach the underarm lymph nodes and continue to grow, they cause the nodes to swell. Once cancer cells have reached these nodes, they are more likely to spread to other organs of the body.. Aside from being female, age is the most important factor affecting breast cancer ...
While cancer rates as a whole have dropped over the past decade, colon cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the U.S.
Dr. Parsons was a recipient of career development awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Cancer Society and was a Dyson Scholar in Clinical Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Among her professional activities, she is an active member of the Childrens Oncology Group, a member of the BMT InfoNet Board of Scientific Advisors, and a recent member of expert panel of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant on transplant indications for children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her research has been supported in part by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society ...
June K. Robinson is a Research Professor of Dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She was the first woman President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (1994-95), is the past-secretary treasurer of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a past president of the Illinois division of the American Cancer Society. She has served as the editor of the Archives of Dermatology, now JAMA Dermatology, since 2004. In 2002, Dr. Robinsons dedication and contributions to the field of dermatology were recognized by the Womens Dermatologic Society with The Wilma Bergfeld, MD Visionary and Leadership Award. In 2004, her contributions to skin cancer prevention were recognized by the American Cancer Society with the St. George Medal.. Read more about Dr. Robinson HERE.. ...
The American Cancer Society estimated nearly 1.4 million new cases of invasive breast cancer worldwide in 2008.[1] In 2009, there were an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society along with about 62,280 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive, early form of breast cancer. Each of these cases will have at least one biopsy, probably more than one (one diagnostic biopsy, at least one excision). Since about 80% of breast biopsies are benign, this means the total number of breast biopsies is well over 1 million annually in the US see eMedicine overview. In handling such a large number of biopsies, it is of course important to avoid misdiagnoses, which could lead to increased costs, both in the form of personal costs or costs resulting from inappropriate surgeries and therapies. Discrepancies between clinical reports can provide clues about potential life-saving and cost-saving corrections and check the ...
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (PRWEB) March 6, 2008 -- In addition to colonoscopy and other previously recommended tests, two new options have been included in the
Who Needs Flowers? Give Mom the Gift of More Birthdays this Year. Flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, but what about giving mom something really special this year? What about giving her More Birthdays?. Sunday is Mothers Day, as we celebrate the special women in our lives, the American Cancer Society is suggesting people talk to their moms this year about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. While it may not sound like a traditional Mothers Day gift, having a simple conversation about getting tested could help save a life.. If you are 40 or older the American Cancer Society encourages you to get a mammogram. In addition, health advocates are urging all moms to talk to their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer and to better understand their personal risk for the disease. ...
I myself was not in the same situation as you are now, since I had health insurance through my employer, who then fired me during my chemotherapy, so now I`m on COBRA. I don`t know where you live, but here in NYC there are huge programs for the uninsured. I think those programs differ from place to place. Here is a link to my blog post from a few months ago with many good solid links to how to go about getting health insurance etc. I wonder if you lived elsewhere, if you could come to NYC for your cancer treatment at our top hospitals, and get on one of the NYC health insurance programs. It`s really expensive to live here, though, but there is a place called "Hope Lodge" from the American Cancer Society which is a nice building where cancer patients from other places live free while in treatment. Also, there is an American Cancer Society http://www. org/ 24 hour hotline 1-800-ACS-2345 where they will talk to you about issues like housing and insurance. Also, at my hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian ...
In a March 27 Wall Street Journal article, American Cancer Society Vice President Dr. Michael Thun summarized a growing consensus among tobacco research and policy experts regarding the vast difference in risk between smoked and smokeless products: Theres no question that switching to spit tobacco and quitting tobacco altogether are both far less lethal than continuing to smoke. Recognizing these differential risks is consistent with the American Cancer Society mission, which includes preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer. Describing all tobacco products in objective and professional terms would enhance the essential humanity of your mission by treating all tobacco users with dignity and respect ...
This weekend is an important time for the American Cancer Society in Tyler. Its the annual Cattle Barons Gala. Its one of the biggest fundraisers for the ACS. One of the people helping to bring in the crowd is local country music sensation, Neal McCoy. For this report, I met up with Neal in Longview to talk about why this cause is, personally, so important to him.. Neal McCoy is one of the most gracious people youll meet in East Texas. This Saturday night, June 11th, hell be the headliner for the Tyler Cattle Barons Gala. "Its great to be home and great to be helping a worthy cause," says Neal.. Its a cause that hits close to home for this local musician. Neal says, "My father-in-law passed away from cancer four years ago and with our foundation, the East Texas Angel Network, we help numerous children with cancer." Every year Neal helps raise funds for several American Cancer Society events throughout the country. "When youre there and you see someone, a survivor or someone whos got ...
Hillary St.Pierre received her BSN in nursing, practicing as a critical care and emergency department registered nurse and researching the differences in health care among social classes in Harlem prior to her diagnosis with Hodgkins disease in 2006 at the age of 23. She has chronicled her battle with cancer and health care on her blog: baldiesblog.blogspot.com, which was listed by The American Cancer Society among The Top Ten for patient written cancer resources. As a Professional Patient she has advocated with The American Cancer Society, Citizens Health Alliance, and Working Families Win. She has contributed politically as a stakeholder for NH Department of Healths Health Information Exchange working towards creating an electronic medical record system. She is a lifelong New England resident, wife and mom. Hillary continues to battle lymphoma alongside fighting for improvements in healthcare ...
Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 -- Residents of Westchester and Putnam Counties and neighboring Fairfield County, Connecticut have an unprecedented
A multi-institutional trials program was initiated to define the effects of interferons in disseminated human breast carcinoma. Interferon alpha, prepared from buffy coats, was administered intramuscularly at 3 ×106 U daily for an initial period of 28 days. Of 23 patients who entered the program, five had an objective partial response of 92 days mean duration at diverse sites of involvement. Patients who responded were significantly older (p = 0.05) than nonresponders. Dose escalation in eight patients did not result in any clear evidence of additional responses. Major toxicities were fatigue, anorexia with weight loss, and reversible leukopenia (less than 3.5 ×109 leukocytes/L in 16 patients). Natural killer cell and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity were significantly (p , 0.05) enhanced 48 hours after interferon administration began but subsequently declined despite continued therapy. Serum β2microglobulin concentration increased on day 15 (p , 0.05) and remained significantly ...
SANFORD - Christy Tolman wrestled with allergies down in Texas, and she hoped and figured theyd go away once she and her husband moved to the more agreeable climate in his home state of Maine.After the couple relocated here in 2010, though, the allergies remained. Tolmans sinuses continued to feel infected, her head still ached most painfully, and her face kept swelling. She threw up her hands, gave up, and decided she was just going to have to
The American Cancer Society has a place where adult patients and their caregivers can find free, supportive accommodations when traveling for cancer care - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines define the appropriate use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as an adjunct to mammography for breast cancer screening. Three risk assessment models are recommended to determine if women are at sufficient risk to warrant the use of this expensive screening tool, however, the real world application of these models has not been explored. We sought to understand how these models behave in a community setting for women undergoing mammography screening. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 5,894 women who received mammography screening at a community hospital and assessed their eligibility for MRI according to the ACS guidelines. Of the 5,894 women, 342 (5.8%) were eligible for MRI, but we found significant differences in the number of eligible women identified by each model. Our results indicate that these models identify very different populations, implying that the ACS guidelines deserve further development and consideration. ...
THE American Cancer Society announced recently that it will spend its entire advertising budget next year not on urging Americans to stop smoking or get...
Cancer rehabilitation is a program that helps people with cancer to maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being. Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment.
A cancer rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending on the specific type of cancer and treatment. Active involvement of the patient and family is vital to the success of the program.. The goal of cancer rehabilitation is to help patients return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life--physically, emotionally, and socially. These goals are often met by:. ...
Cancer death rates in the United States are continuing to fall and the five-year survival rates of those diagnosed with the disease have risen, research shows.. The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, published on Friday, also shows a decline in incidence of cancer among men in recent years, although it remained stable among women.. Death rates from 2010 to 2014 decreased for 11 of the 16 most common types of cancer in men and for 13 of the 18 most common types of cancer in women, including lung, colorectal, female breast, and prostate cancers.. The authors, from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) suggest a decline in smoking - down more than 50% over the last 50 years - as well as improved early detection and more effective treatment helped bring about the fall.. But they warn that smoking continues to pose a threat along with obesity, ...
At the Cancer Society of New Zealand, we are committed to helping reduce the incidence and impact of cancer on the community. Cancer affects many of us and is a major cause of disease, disability and death in New Zealand, with 21,050 new registrations and 8,891 deaths in 2011 (Ministry of Health 2015). To lessen this impact, we need an organised approach to reduce the number of people who die from cancer and improve the quality of life of those who are diagnosed.. As part of our approach, the Cancer Society has a set of objectives and purposes, including:. a) Providing supportive care and information to people affected by cancer, their families/whanau and carers ...
If you or someone you care about has cancer, if you want to help provide support, or reduce your own risk of cancer - you have come to the right place.. At Cancer Society, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect every aspect of your life and we are here to help you through.. Cancer Society can help you get to your medical appointments, or provide accommodation if you live far away from hospital. Our specialist nurses can support you through your treatment and answer any questions you have - big or small.. And if you want to talk - we are here to listen. ...
Source: AARP. Cancers of the mouth and throat related to oral sex, as well as thyroid, liver and skin cancers are on the rise among older adults, according to new stats released last week from the American Cancer Society.. There was some good news, however. The death rate is down for the well-known major cancers. The societys Cancer Statistics 2012 report found that overall, cancer deaths dropped by nearly two percent for both men and women from 2004 to 2008.. That may sound paltry, but Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., the societys deputy chief medical officer, says it is more significant than it seems: Many people avoided even hearing the words "you have cancer" because advances in cancer treatment caught problems early, while still in the pre-cancerous stage, he said.. The report found that death rates were down for all four major cancers - lung, colorectal, breast and prostate. The biggest drop was for lung cancer, which is down almost 40 percent in the number of men dying from the disease, thanks to ...
Getting adequate physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the chance of recurrence of many cancers and increase the likelihood of disease-free survival after a diagnosis, say new guidelines from the American Cancer Society. The guidelines encourage survivors to aim to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, and to include strength training exercises at least 2 days per week. The society has issued previous reports outlining the evidence on the effect of nutrition and physical activity on cancer recurrence and survival. However, this is the first time the evidence has been strong enough to release formal guidelines for survivorship. For this report, a group of experts in nutrition, physical activity, and cancer survivorship evaluated the scientific evidence and best clinical practices related to optimal nutrition and physical activity after the diagnosis of cancer. Among the reviews conclusions:. ...
Getting adequate physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the chance of recurrence of many cancers and increase the likelihood of disease-free survival after a diagnosis, say new guidelines from the American Cancer Society. The guidelines encourage survivors to aim to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, and to include strength training exercises at least 2 days per week. The society has issued previous reports outlining the evidence on the effect of nutrition and physical activity on cancer recurrence and survival. However, this is the first time the evidence has been strong enough to release formal guidelines for survivorship. For this report, a group of experts in nutrition, physical activity, and cancer survivorship evaluated the scientific evidence and best clinical practices related to optimal nutrition and physical activity after the diagnosis of cancer. Among the reviews conclusions:. ...
A great big reminder to get your colon checked. Visitors to the state Capitol get a chance to tour a giant colon set up inside the rotunda - all for a good reason, of course. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and detectable forms of cancer facing folks here in Wisconsin and also nationwide, says Eric Schutt with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Cancer Society . If you can get those screenings early enough, you can certainly get it treated, to beat the cancer. Colon cancer will strike thousand of families in the state this year. According to Cancer Society statistics, 2,930 new colorectal cancer cases will be diagnosed this year, and over 900 Wisconsinites will die of the disease. In addition to genetic causes, colon cancer has also been linked to smoking, alcohol abuse, as well as diet and exercise Schutt says some people are still put off by colon cancer screenings and colonoscopies. There may be an education factor here, he says. They aren't quite sure of what all is ...
According to cancer societies and associations such as the American Cancer Society, about 92 percent of all men who have been diagnosed with the cancer survive
Dr. Durado Brooks, director for colorectal and prostate cancer at the American Cancer Society, said the decision would reduce the choices available. "There are certainly some patients who may opt not to be screened because they dont want to have a colonoscopy," Dr. Brooks said.. The cancer society, in partnership with other groups, last year began recommending virtual colonoscopy as one option for colon cancer screening. But the United States Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the government on prevention, said last year that there was insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of the CT technique. Some private insurers pay for the tests; others do not.. ...
Synonyms for prospective surveillance in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for prospective surveillance. 26 synonyms for prospective: potential, possible, to come, about to be, upcoming, soon-to-be, expected, coming, future, approaching, likely, looked-for.... What are synonyms for prospective surveillance?
American College of Surgeons and National Cancer Database: Data management system for hospitals and programs approved by the Commission on Cancer. Its co-sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society. The database helps physicians, cancer registrars and hospital administrators improve the management of care for cancer patients, and comparative studies produced from the data serve as both a quality assessment tool and an agent for quality improvement in oncology care. ...
Breast cancer mortality rates have continued to drop 2% a year, according to the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society. Diagnoses also fell 3.7% annually, both because fewer women were... Health News Summaries. | Newser
The latest annual report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) surveys cancer in many years up to the present, and provides statistical data about the current status of neoplastic disease in the United States (US) [1,2]. The largest conclusion is that clinical progress against cancer definitely is being made, but further efforts are needed.. ACS cancer statistics for 2016 [1,2]! The new ACS report describes numbers for cancer incidence, deaths, and survival through 2015 [1,2]. These latest figures permit comparison to corresponding measurements for many previous years, and allow predictions to be made for 2016. Several brief discussions about what these figures reveal now are available [e.g., 3-5].. The cancer death rate for men and women fell 23% in the 21 year period from 1991 to 2012 (the latest year for which complete data are available). This progress should be welcomed by everyone! Death from cancer still is second to heart disease for the entire US, but in 21 states it now has become the ...
MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with a history of cancer, particularly people under age 65, are delaying or skimping on medical care because of worries about the cost of treatment, a new study suggests. The finding raises troubling questions about the long-term survival and quality of life of the 12 million adults in the United States whose lives have been forever changed by a diagnosis of cancer.. "I think its concerning because we recognize that cancer survivors have many medical needs that persist for years after their diagnosis and treatment," said study lead author Kathryn E. Weaver, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.. The report was published online June 14 in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society.. Cost concerns have posed a threat to cancer survivorship for some time, particularly with the advent of new, life-prolonging treatments.. Dr. ...
According to his autobiography (Bobst: autobiography of a pharmaceutical pioneer, 1973), Bobst was doing war bond work in 1945 "when Governor Walte Edge, of New Jersey, and Eric Johnson, the czar of the motion picture industry, came to see me on behalf of the American Cancer society.... It had been run like a small mom and pop business, content to putter along with limited results.... My first step was to enlist the support of the strong team that had volunteered to help with the bond sales, because I knew them and I knew their capabilities. [Besides, with the war ending, he could hijack them to serve his purposes - cast] Without letting them know the reason, I invited all of my county bond chairmen and some other people of importance -- about thirty in all -- to join me for cocktails and dinner at a club. We enjoyed a convivial evening and a good dinner before I got up to reveal the purpose of the meeting. I explained, then, that I was about to undertake a mission -- a spiritual crusade to save ...
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY IS FIGHTING FOR LIFE. The Canadian Cancer Society saves lives. The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other charitable organization in Canada. Funds raised by donors and volunteers allow us to LEAD cancer research to better prevent cancer, INFLUENCE public policy for quality cancer care everywhere in Canada, FOCUS support programs on patients/caregivers greatest needs and ENGAGE more Canadians in the fight against cancers.
All forms of asbestos cause cancer and the Society is very concerned about Canadas lack of leadership on this important health issue," says Paul Lapierre, Vice President, Public Affairs and Cancer Control, Canadian Cancer Society. "Its imperative that the health of Canadians and people around the world be put first.". Worldwide about 107,000 people die every year from disease related to occupational exposure to asbestos.. The Society has been actively lobbying the federal government for several years to protect Canadians and people around the world from asbestos and we will continue to work hard to end exposure to asbestos.In particular we will maintain pressure on the federal government to fulfill its promise to no longer oppose the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos on the Rotterdam Conventions list of hazardous substances when the vote takes place in Spring 2013.. The Canadian Cancer Society believes that all efforts must be made to eliminate exposure to asbestos and to eliminate ...
Obesity is an epidemic and the majority of breast cancer survivors are overweight or obese. The American Cancer Society has called for weight loss treatment to be standard of care for overweight women with breast cancer. During therapy women with breast cancer often gain weight and lose lean muscle mass. Overweight breast cancer survivors are more likely to have their cancer come back. The reason why overweight breast cancer survivors are more likely to re-occur has not been well studied, but changes in how insulin works may contribute. Overweight survivors are also at risk for the other chronic diseases associated with obesity. Fortunately, weight losses of as little as 5-7% of baseline body weight can improve risk of chronic disease. An effective behaviorally-based, lifestyle intervention delivered via the internet has been developed at the University of Vermont. This successful intervention has not been tested among breast cancer survivors. Given that women tend to lose muscle mass during ...
17 April 2012 TORONTO - The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division applaud the introduction of legislation to eliminate the sale of flavoured tobacco products.. Ontario health agencies welcome the introduction of legislation to eliminate the sale of flavoured tobacco products designed to attract young smokers. The Private Members Bill, introduced today by Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, will strengthen existing regulations in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that will further serve to eliminate the marketing of flavoured tobacco products, and prevent new tobacco products from entering the market. "The tobacco industry has found a new way to target our youth and we are grateful to Ms. Gélinas for proposing legislation that strengthens Ontarios tobacco laws and protects our young people from dangerous flavoured and new tobacco products," said Rowena Pinto, Senior Director, Public Affairs, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division. "We hope that all MPPs will ...
New Brunswick, N.J. - One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men other than skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and its flagship hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) are joining forces to offer a free prostate cancer education and screening event, to provide men and their families with a better understanding of the disease. Registration for the event, which has tested thousands of men over the past 17 years, is now open and will be offered to men across the state on September 15, 16 and 17 in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.. The screening and education event has long been supported by local clergy, civic leaders, and their respective institutions whose community presence has encouraged groups of men to attend. "This collective support from our community leaders resonates with these men and has resulted in them coming to ...
August 10, 2009 - Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto reviewed all published papers on limb-sparing surgery that also measured patients functional health and quality of life.. The review found that while ...
Vulvar cancer is a malignant, invasive growth in the vulva, or the outer portion of the female genitals. The disease accounts for only 0.6% of cancer diagnoses but 5% of gynecologic cancers in the United States. The labia majora are the most common site involved representing about 50% of all cases, followed by the labia minora. The clitoris and Bartholin glands may rarely be involved. Vulvar cancer is separate from vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), a superficial lesion of the epithelium that has not invaded the basement membrane-or a pre-cancer. VIN may progress to carcinoma-in-situ and, eventually, squamous cell cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, there were about 4,850 new cases of vulvar cancer and 1,030 deaths from the disease. In the United States, five-year survival rates for vulvar cancer are around 70%. Most vulvar cancer (approximately 90%) is squamous cell carcinoma, which originates from epidermal squamous cells, the most common type of skin cell. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Reclaiming life on ones own terms. T2 - A grounded theory study of the process of breast cancer survivorship. AU - Sherman, Deborah Witt. AU - Rosedale, Mary. AU - Haber, Judith. PY - 2012/5. Y1 - 2012/5. N2 - Purpose/Objectives: To develop a substantive theory of the process of breast cancer survivorship. Research Approach: Grounded theory. Setting: A LISTSERV announcement posted on the SHARE Web site and purposeful recruitment of women known to be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Participants: 15 women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Methodologic Approach: Constant comparative analysis. Main Research Variables: Breast cancer survivorship. Findings: The core variable identified was Reclaiming Life on Ones Own Terms. The perceptions and experiences of the participants revealed overall that the diagnosis of breast cancer was a turning point in life and the stimulus for change. That was followed by the recognition of breast cancer as now being a part of life, ...

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At the American Cancer Society, we know that detecting breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage, can mean the ... The American Cancer Society works hard to keep breast cancer funding a top priority with our nations lawmakers. Thanks in ... Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldnt be. Thats why the American Cancer Society offers free programs and services in ... Because cancer impacts people of every race and nationality, the American Cancer Society provides educational materials in a ...
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... ... 25 /PRNewswire/ - The following was released today by the Cancer Prevention Coalition:. An article, "American Cancer Society: ... charges that the American Cancer Society (ACS) "is fixated on damage control ... diagnosis and treatment ... and basic ... In Cancer Facts & Figures, the ACS annual publication designed to provide the public with "basic facts" on cancer, there is ...
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American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Update 2003 - Smith - 2008 - CA: A Cancer Journal for...American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Update 2003 - Smith - 2008 - CA: A Cancer Journal for...

American Cancer Society Surveillance Program. Estimated new cancer cases by sex and age Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2003 ... American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer: Update 1997. CA Cancer J Clin 1997; 47:150-153. ... American Cancer Society guidelines on screening for breast cancer. An overview. Cancer 1992; 69:1885-1887. Direct Link: ... American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Update 2003. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 53: 141-169. ...
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Smith is Director, Cancer Screening, Cancer Control Sciences Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA ... A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening, CA: A Cancer Journal for ... American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer, 2003†. Authors. *. Dr. Robert A. Smith PhD,. * ... Each January, the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of existing recommendations for early cancer detection, ...
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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. American Lung Association. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders. ... Hemophilia Federation of America. Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Inc.. Huntingtons Disease Society of America. ... The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air ... About the American Lung Association. The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by ...
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Medicine--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Photographs. *Tuberculosis--Hospitals--Patients--Washington (State)--Photographs ... Cancer, and Mt. Heart exhibit showing relative death rates from each condition ... American Lung Association of Washington. Title. American Lung Association of Washington photograph and architectural drawing ... The American Lung Association of Washington photograph collection was relocated from the Records of the American Lung ...
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What Causes Cancer? | American Cancer SocietyWhat Causes Cancer? | American Cancer Society

In this section you can learn more about the known causes of cancer, including genetic factors; lifestyle factors such as ... Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. ... The American Cancer Society is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt ... Genetics and Cancer. Some types of cancer run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we ... Common Causes of Cancer. Learn about some of the most common causes of cancer, and what you can do to lower your exposure or ...
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American Cancer Society | Information and Resources about for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, SkinAmerican Cancer Society | Information and Resources about for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin

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American Cancer Society - ACS - healthfinder.govAmerican Cancer Society - ACS - healthfinder.gov

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Glossary: American Cancer SocietyGlossary: American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society. "The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. ... "The American Cancer Societys international mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on ... "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, ...
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American Cancer Society Las Vegas office - IdealistAmerican Cancer Society Las Vegas office - Idealist

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American Cancer Society - WikipediaAmerican Cancer Society - Wikipedia

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The American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society

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The Breast Saverss Page | American Cancer SocietyThe Breast Savers's Page | American Cancer Society

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Catherines Pink Royaltys Page | American Cancer SocietyCatherine's Pink Royalty's Page | American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Center - WikipediaAmerican Cancer Society Center - Wikipedia

The American Cancer Society Center is a large convention center and office building in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to Centennial ... In addition to housing the National Home Office and South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society, the Center also ... Cousins Properties - ACS Center, official property management site American Cancer Society Center at Emporis Coordinates: 33°45 ... Six floors of office space sit above Bridge, spanning only part of the buildings north-to-south distance. Office floor 1 is ...
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American Cancer Society Cobb Office Volunteer Opportunities - VolunteerMatchAmerican Cancer Society Cobb Office Volunteer Opportunities - VolunteerMatch

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Community Health Ambassador: American Cancer Society Opportunity - VolunteerMatchCommunity Health Ambassador: American Cancer Society Opportunity - VolunteerMatch

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American Cancer Society: The Risks of Smokeless TobaccoAmerican Cancer Society: The Risks of Smokeless Tobacco

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American Cancer Society Grant Funds Biologists Research into Deadly ParasiteAmerican Cancer Society Grant Funds Biologist's Research into Deadly Parasite

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American Cancer Society Says 2 = 12 and 5 = 23 - Reason.comAmerican Cancer Society Says 2 = 12 and 5 = 23 - Reason.com

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  • The Society's immediate goal of saving more lives is served through educating the public about prevention and early detection of cancer, the importance of prompt treatment, and the possibilities of cure, through educating the medical profession to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and through direct service to the cancer patient and the patient's family. (healthfinder.gov)
  • The American Cancer Society's international mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying out shared strategic directions. (greenfacts.org)
  • The American Cancer Society's website contained a chronological listing of specific accomplishments in the fight against cancer, for example the unipod technological device of UTD, that the ACS had a hand in, including the funding of various scientists who went on to discover life-saving cancer treatments, and advocating for increased use of preventative techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ACS participates in the Hopkins 4K for Cancer, a 4000-mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco to raise money for the society's Hope Lodge. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mr. Cascella is a member of the American Cancer Society's New England Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer, a volunteer forum of CEOs that helps to improve the health of employees, organizations and surrounding communities by raising awareness on how to prevent illness, maintain wellness, find cures and fight back against cancer. (mdtmag.com)
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - The American Cancer Society's (ACS) newly formed philanthropic fund BrightEdge has made its first investment, contributing $3 million to Castle Biosciences' $11.6 million convertible note financing last month, the organizations said on Thursday. (genomeweb.com)
  • The Prospective Surveillance Model, an innovative new model of breast cancer rehabilitation, is featured in a special supplement to the American Cancer Society's journal Cancer , released April 6. (apta.org)
  • As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. (eurekalert.org)
  • The funding comes from a $6.4 million gift from the Walgreens' Way to Well Commitment, an initiative that is part of the American Cancer Society's Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. (bizjournals.com)
  • We work with underserved populations and implement evidence-based interventions to increase (a hospital's) cancer screening rates, which can help address the health disparities experienced by their patients," said Lynn Basilio, the senior director of the American Cancer Society's Primary Care Systems New England Division. (bizjournals.com)
  • OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health Center President Ajay Pathak addresses the crowd during the American Cancer Society's annual Farm to Table event at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. (thetelegraph.com)
  • ALTON - The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health Center with its Mission Award for support of the society's fight against cancer, assisting individuals before, during and after their diagnosis. (thetelegraph.com)
  • The Society's prevention programs focus on tobacco control, diet and nutrition, comprehensive school health education, and skin cancer. (aboutspecialkids.org)
  • The Society's public and professional education programs provide information on prevention, early detection, and treatment, primarily targeting breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. (aboutspecialkids.org)
  • The recipes were reviewed by the American Cancer Society's medical and nutrition experts and emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. (curetoday.com)
  • Slalom is one of a select few Google Cloud Partners in North America that holds over 100 Google Cloud certifications. (google.com)
  • It will provide transportation vouchers [and] support for out of pocket costs that can prohibit colon cancer screenings," said Cynthia Sierra, senior director of public policy for Manet. (bizjournals.com)
  • Immunofluorescent light micrograph of human colon cancer cells, highlighting the nucleus of each cell in pink. (npr.org)
  • People born in the '80s and '90s are at higher risk of developing colon cancer, particularly rectal cancer, than people born when I was born back in the '50s," Wender says. (npr.org)
  • In fact, the risk of developing colon cancer is twice as high as it was years ago and the risk of developing rectal cancer is four times higher. (npr.org)
  • So far, other groups are maintaining their recommendation that colon cancer screening start at age 50, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. (npr.org)
  • The good news is that breast cancer incidence and death rates are declining, which means more people are beating this disease thanks to early detection through mammograms and improved treatment methods. (acsevents.org)
  • We have successfully lobbied Congress for millions of dollars for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women get access to critical screenings and follow-up treatment. (acsevents.org)
  • Exposure to health disparities and cancer prevention/early detection measures. (volunteermatch.org)
  • In honoring Rob Cascella, a champion of early cancer detection, we are paying tribute to a leader and a company who work every day to positively impact the lives of women and others who are fighting or have overcome cancer," said Don Gudaitis, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society New England Division. (mdtmag.com)
  • Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women,announced today thatRobert A. Cascella, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hologic, the women's health company, was honored last week by the American Cancer Society at the 7th annual Key Gala benefitting the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston. (mdtmag.com)
  • Public education activities include a toll-free cancer information services publication of a variety of pamphlets, educational programs conducted in schools and communities, and presentation of materials in the mass media. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Maybe the people writing pamphlets for the American Cancer Society aren't familiar with the organization's research. (reason.com)
  • The American Cancer Society recommends that all women 40 and older get a mammogram every year, in addition to a clinical breast exam by their doctor or nurse as part of their regular health checkups. (acsevents.org)
  • The American Cancer Society continues to misrepresent the health risks of pipe and cigar smoking. (reason.com)
  • The South Shore center, based in Milton, is the only Massachusetts grant recipient, and is one of 29 nationally to receive funding, which assists local hospitals in addressing health disparities and providing access to cancer screenings. (bizjournals.com)
  • Charter Oak Health Center will use the money to focus on breast cancer screenings. (bizjournals.com)
  • OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center is a collaborative, engaged, and supportive partner of the American Cancer Society," said Linda Schulz, health systems manager for hospitals in the North Central Region for the American Cancer Society. (thetelegraph.com)
  • But the American Cancer Society this week changed its advice and is recommending that screening start five years earlier . (npr.org)
  • The goal of the Prospective Surveillance Model for cancer rehabilitation is to identify impairment at the earliest onset, to alleviate impairment, or prevent it from progressing. (apta.org)
  • The panel of experts and national organizations involved in developing the model will continue to raise awareness about the model, with the goal of increasing the number of women who receive rehabilitation and exercise in order to maximize quality of life for the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. (apta.org)
  • It is truly an honor to be recognized by one of the leading organizations fighting cancer in this country. (thetelegraph.com)
  • This category is for organizations that provide funding for research into the causes and treatment of cancer. (dmoztools.net)
  • Since 1992, the American Cancer Society has conducted the Cancer Prevention Study-II (CPS-II) Nutrition cohort, a prospective study of more than 188,000 American men and women. (google.com)
  • It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Could help provide 8 rides to and from treatment for a breast cancer patient with our Road to Recovery® program. (acsevents.org)
  • Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a difference in communities like ours. (acsevents.org)
  • UK Markey Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the state offering the services of a certified patient navigator in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. (uky.edu)
  • Patient navigators act as a link to services within Markey Cancer Center, through the American Cancer Society, in your community and beyond. (uky.edu)
  • The Mission Award is given to partners which sponsor multiple American Cancer Society events, chair or serve on an American Cancer Society event, and which donate more than $50,000. (thetelegraph.com)
  • The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. (eurekalert.org)
  • Its home office is located in the American Cancer Society Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its activities include providing grants to researchers, including funding 47 Nobel Laureate researchers, discovering the link between smoking and cancer, and serving one million callers every year through its National Cancer Information Center. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Cancer Society Center is a large convention center and office building in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to housing the National Home Office and South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society, the Center also provides office space for AT&T, InComm, Internap, Turner Broadcasting System, and US South Communications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moderate or vigorous physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight, having first child before age 30, breastfeeding, and avoiding alcohol or drinking less than 2 drinks each day are all associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. (acsevents.org)
  • The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, is available in both print and eBook formats from the American Cancer Society bookstore. (curetoday.com)
  • www.cancer.org/MammogramReminder , you and the women you love can sign up to receive a free email mammogram reminder that will remind you to schedule your yearly mammogram in the month of your choice. (acsevents.org)
  • The disease occurs primarily in women, but men can get breast cancer as well. (acsevents.org)
  • The donations our team raises will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research, free information and services for women diagnosed with the disease, and access to mammograms for women who need them. (acsevents.org)
  • Among women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. (google.com)
  • the five- and ten-year relative survival rates for women with invasive breast cancer are 90 percent and 83 percent , respectively. (google.com)
  • The new American Cancer Society guidelines, he adds, should prompt more research into the relative benefits and harms of screening among younger people. (npr.org)
  • You just viewed American Cancer Society: The Risks of... . (merlot.org)
  • Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. (phys.org)
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. (phys.org)
  • Queen's University researchers have successfully synthesized the anticancer agent thapsigargin, which could now open the door to the creation of new cancer drugs. (phys.org)
  • The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. (cancer.org)
  • At the American Cancer Society, we know that detecting breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage, can mean the difference between life and death. (acsevents.org)
  • In addition, ACS provides free educational programs and materials to the public and medical professionals, as well as funding cancer research. (wm.edu)
  • The Society has a comprehensive professional education program designed to motivate physicians, dentists, and nurses to use the best cancer management techniques. (healthfinder.gov)
  • The American Cancer Society provides information and education, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year … and for that reason, we have been the most trusted resource for cancer information for nearly a century. (acsevents.org)
  • Once cancer cells have reached these nodes, they are more likely to spread to other organs of the body. (acsevents.org)
  • Some of the most promising immunotherapy drugs are called checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially lift the immune system's brake pedal, allowing white blood cells known as T-cells to attack cancer cells. (eurekalert.org)
  • That same screening test may actually miss the cancer cells. (freerepublic.com)
  • Leading the fight against cancer, whether it be in the Riverbend or across Illinois, it is an honor to work with Saint Anthony's as such a strong partner to focus on a mission of caring for individuals with cancer and their families. (thetelegraph.com)