Author Archives: David Sampson

About David Sampson

I am the director of medical and scientific communications for the American Cancer Society national home office.

Many HIV-Infected Cancer Patients Lacking Treatment

A new study finds HIV-infected patients with cancer in the United States appear to be less likely to receive cancer treatment, regardless of insurance and other existing health conditions. The study, by researchers at the University of Utah, National Cancer … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Report Assesses Progress against Goals Set for Nation

A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50% over 25 years ending in 2015.  The report finds areas where progress was … Continue reading

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Radon and Hematologic Cancer in Women

A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of … Continue reading

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A lung cancer vaccine from Cuba

For the past several months, reports have popped up on an experimental treatment being used in Cuba to treat lung cancer. Most recently, HealthNewsReview took on a Phoenix-area news outlet and a cancer clinic for touting the drug before it has undergone … Continue reading

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Exciting results in immunotherapy: What do we know?

A story on BBC News  this morning quotes researchers who say a therapy using the body’s own immune system led to more than 90% of terminally ill patients they treated going into remission. The report is based on comments made Sunday at a symposium … Continue reading

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HPV vaccination: A public health priority

Today, National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the country issued a consensus statement urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). The American Cancer Society’s Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., director of cancer control intervention, HPV & women’s cancers, says the time … Continue reading

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The President’s Cancer Moonshot: An Opportunity to Save Lives

Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, today responded to the President’s call for a national effort to fight cancer. “The President’s commitment to a moonshot against cancer led by Vice President Biden is a galvanizing … Continue reading

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