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Here you can browse our press releases, search our archives, and find details about our most recent announcements.  Reporters from credentialed media outlets who would like to receive press releases from the American Cancer Society national press office can contact David Sampson.

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  • Jun 3, 2020
    $3.2 Billion in lost earnings would be avoided in 2015 alone had mortality and earning been equal between blacks and whites

    A new American Cancer Society study puts a price tag on racial disparities in cancer mortality, finding that $3.2 billion in lost earnings would have been avoided in 2015 if non-Hispanic (NH)...

  • Jun 1, 2020

    The American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network are saddened and distressed by the circumstances leading to the unrest in our nation in the aftermath of the death of...

  • May 20, 2020
    Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day”

    As states begin opening beaches, parks, and public areas, “Don’t Fry Day,” the Friday before Memorial Day, is an opportunity to remind people that sun safety remains important. To help...

  • May 20, 2020
    Rise accompanied by drop in early-stage cancers

    A new study finds rates of advanced prostate cancer continued to increase in men aged 50 and over in the United States, five years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)...

  • May 18, 2020
    Commentary says fighting effects of fossil fuels consistent with goal of eradicating cancer

    Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new...

  • May 8, 2020

    A survey of American Cancer Society grantees finds more than half report their cancer research has been halted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Cancer Society reached out to all...

  • May 5, 2020

    The global coronavirus pandemic has posed a serious challenge to the American Cancer Society's ability to provide cancer patients and their caregivers support during an unprecedented time. On...

  • Apr 27, 2020
    Two series, one for cancer care teams; one for caregivers, will explore share up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on cancer patients and other high-risk individuals

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) is launching two series of COVID-19 and Cancer Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)-model webinars. These online sessions will share up-to-date...

  • Apr 27, 2020
    New review finds breaks in coverage affect cancer treatment and outcomes

    A new study finds disruptions in health insurance coverage are common in the United States and are associated with poorer cancer care and survival. The study appears in JNCI: The Journal of the...

  • Apr 16, 2020
    Sales surpassed previous highs after short dip as consumption shifted to other available flavors

    A new study finds JUUL sales recovered within weeks following a dip after the company withdrew some flavored products from stores, eventually surpassing sales from before the change as consumption...

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