Updates matching "Cancer Prevention"

January 15, 2019

A new study by the American Cancer Society says the death rate for cancer has been steadily declining over the past 25 years, due in part to advances in early detection and lower smoking rates. The hard work and dedication of ACS CAN members and volunteers have played a significant

December 7, 2018

Governor Kay Ivey recognized the first week of December as Cancer Screening Week on Tuesday with a proclamation that encourages all Alabama citizens to discuss their individual risk factors for cancer with their healthcare providers and to educate themselves about cancer screening resources available to them.

December 3, 2018

Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation declaring December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with lawmakers to pass a resolution during the 2018 legislative session declaring the first week in December as Cancer Screen Week in partnership with Genentech, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Stand Up to Cancer and Rally Health. T

December 1, 2018

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network join the nation and the world in mourning the passing and celebrating the life of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94.

November 29, 2018

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Delawareans touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease.

October 23, 2018

HOUSTON – Oct. 23, 2018 – With an estimated 121,860 Texans receiving a cancer diagnosis this year, it has never been more important to discuss what can be done to prevent suffering and death from cancer. The inaugural American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Texas Research Breakfast will bring

October 17, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.

October 12, 2018

Those of us who read the letters to the editor in the News Tribune know how political every issue seems to be. Each side accuses the other. That's why it is so important to hear what the candidates say on each issue. As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society

September 12, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer urged men across Virginia to talk to their health care providers about their individual risk for prostate cancer and applauded Governor Ralph Northam for recognizing September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Virginia.