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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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  • May 2, 2019
    Study: 137 million adults in the United States suffered medical financial hardship in 2015/2017

    A new study by American Cancer Society researchers finds medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability,...

  • Apr 18, 2019
    Convertible note financing of Castle Biosciences, an innovator in skin-cancer diagnostics, is first investment for BrightEdge

    Castle Biosciences, Inc. and the American Cancer Society's newly formed philanthropic fund, BrightEdge, today announced that the fund's participation in a convertible note financing of Castle...

  • Apr 17, 2019
    Changing trends underscore importance of HPV prevention and early detection efforts

    A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus...

  • Apr 15, 2019
    American Cancer Society study highlights need to better identify who may not benefit from aggressive treatment

    Some patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy according...

  • Apr 11, 2019
    American Cancer Society to become National Featured Charity of Six West Coast Events

    The American Cancer Society and Motiv announced a new collaboration to empower endurance athletes of all abilities to take a more proactive role in improving their personal health and helping to...

  • Apr 8, 2019
    Penn State's Pat Chambers, Youth Official Lou Levine and Hickory Christian Academy's Gary Bowne honored for their impact on the fight against cancer

    Two coaches and a youth basketball official are being honored by the American Cancer Society for their work to fund the fight against cancer. Penn State University head basketball coach Pat...

  • Apr 3, 2019
    Socioeconomic status, educational attainment consistently linked to higher risk, lower prevention

    The latest edition of the American Cancer Society’s review on recent cancer prevention and early detection efforts in the United States finds there’s a long way to go in fully adopting...

  • Apr 1, 2019
    American Cancer Society Initiative Offers Companies and Customers New Ways to Fight Cancer From Every Angle

    A new American Cancer Society initiative is aiming to bring businesses and their customers together in the common goal of fighting cancer. Together vs. Cancer convenes companies across the country...

  • Apr 1, 2019
    Nation’s largest non-government, not-for-profit cancer research funder awards 93 grants totaling more than $40 million in first of two cycles for 2019

    The American Cancer Society approves funding for 93 research and training grants totaling more than $40 million in first of two cycles for 2019.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    For those who get the least amount of physical activity, replacing a half hour of sitting time with physical activity was associated with up to a nearly 50% reduction in mortality, according to a...

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