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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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  • Oct 1, 2019
    Nation’s largest non-government, not-for-profit source of cancer research funding awards 75 grants totaling more than $38 million in second of two cycles for 2019

    The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 75 research and training grants totaling...

  • Sep 26, 2019
    American Cancer Society and GameChanger Charity Announce New Initiative

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and a new partnership by two leading charities is poised to make a major investment in pediatric cancer research and support programs. The American...

  • Sep 10, 2019
    With more than 3,500 events worldwide the Relay For Life movement continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to achieve a world without cancer

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrates its historic 35th anniversary of its signature fundraiser Relay For Life with the 2020 season kickoff. The Relay For Life movement is dedicated to...

  • Aug 28, 2019
    Steep inclines often in sharp contrast to rapid declines in older adults

    A new American Cancer Society study finds that colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is increasing exclusively in young adults in nine high-income countries spanning three continents. The study,...

  • Aug 15, 2019
    New Position Will Lead Integration of ACS’ Research and Cancer Control Program to Aggressively Pursue 2035 Challenge Goal to Reduce Cancer Mortality by 40 Percent

    William G. Cance, M.D., has been selected as the American Cancer Society’s chief medical and scientific officer. Dr. Cance will lead the integration of ACS’ Research and Cancer Control...

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