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Free time spent sitting linked to higher risk of some cancers in women

For several years now, research, including groundbreaking work done at the American Cancer Society, has sounded the alarm about cancer risk associated with time spent sitting. Now a new study co-authored by Alpa Patel, PhD, who also led earlier work on the … Continue reading

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Tobacco: A Huge Global Cancer Risk

For public health experts, there’s more than a little irony in the fact that perhaps the biggest threat to human health globally is heavily marketed around the world by one of the most successful industries that exists: tobacco. This week, … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society CEO Applauds Global Fund to Fight Tobacco Industry

John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society, today spoke out in strong support on the initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a global fund to fight tobacco. His statement is … 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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Medicare Considering Coverage for HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has started the process to consider covering cervical cancer screening using a combination of HPV and Pap tests, called “co-testing.” The American Cancer Society recommends co-testing as the preferred method of cervical cancer … Continue reading

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Medicare Proposes Covering CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Medicare has released its proposed decision on lung cancer screening using low dose computed tomography (LDCT), saying the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, using the technology to … Continue reading

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Dr. Gordon Klatt, 1942-2014

Gordon “Gordy” Klatt, M.D., founder of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event passed away August 3, 2014, at the age of 71 from heart failure after battling stomach cancer. Gordy was one-of-a-kind. He helped shape an idea that … Continue reading

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