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American Cancer Society Behind the Science

American Cancer Society: Behind the Science is a video series featuring American Cancer Society experts that is aimed at increasing awareness about emerging issues in cancer science.

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Surgeon General’s Report Confirms Steps Necessary to Break the Chain of Youth Tobacco Addiction
(3BL Media) Washington, DC - March 9, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Surgeon General this morning released their 31st tobacco use report, titled Preventing Tobacco use Among...
Mar 9, 2012 5:00 PM ET
Why Fighting Cancer Matters Everywhere
For many years, global health has been associated with diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria. And rightly so. These diseases present significant threats to health around the world. But they aren't the only major killers. In fact, they're not even the leading killers anymore!  Today, cancer claims more lives globally than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, and the death toll from...
Feb 1, 2012 1:00 PM ET
To Treat or Not to Treat Prostate Cancer: That Is the Question
Last month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) brought together experts from around the world for a summit to examine the state of our scientific knowledge on "active surveillance" as a management strategy for prostate cancer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, active surveillance essentially...
Jan 24, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Declines in Melanoma Deaths Limited to the Most Educated
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA – January 18, 2012 – A new study from the American Cancer Society finds recent declines in melanoma mortality rates in non-Hispanic Whites in the U.S. mainly reflect declines in those with the highest level of education, and reveals a widening disparity in melanoma mortality rates by education. The authors say the findings call for early detection...
Jan 18, 2012 3:30 PM ET
Behind The Science: Cancer Facts & Figures 2012 Special Section
Edgar P. Simard, PhD, MPH, senior epidemiologist for the American Cancer Society, talks about the Special Section of the 2012 Cancer Facts & Figures regarding cancers with increasing incidence.
Jan 11, 2012 11:20 AM ET