Category Archives: Research

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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Four Society Researchers Make Annual List of Highly Cited Researchers

Four American Cancer Society scientists have been included on Thomson Reuters’ list of 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. The annual list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world.The American Cancer Society researchers honored are: Ahmedin Jemal, PhD, vice president, … Continue reading

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President Carter, a New Drug, and the Long Road of Research

During his press conference today, President Carter showed us all what dignity and grace looks like, dressed in blue jeans and a blazer. Mr. Carter laid out what is known about his cancer, his plans moving forward, and most remarkably … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents … Continue reading

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Cancer and Bad Luck: We Asked the Source, and Guess What?

Headlines over the past week or so have reported that two in three cancers are due to “bad luck,” attributing that statement to an impressive piece of work from a collaboration between former ACS Research Professor and Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Study Looks at Cancer Rates in World Trade Center Responders

A new report concludes that early responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attack have an increased incidence of prostate and thyroid cancers and multiple myeloma. The report appears in the December 19 issue of JAMA. The authors caution that … Continue reading

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Why Do Black Women Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates?

A report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that despite significant progress in breast cancer detection and treatment, black women experience higher death rates even though they have a lower incidence of breast cancer … Continue reading

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