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Ted Gansler, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., strategic director, pathology research for the American Cancer Society, in the Society’s Intramural Research Department. His current research interests include studying cancer classification practices and trends in cancer registry data, risk factors for specific histological and molecular subtypes of cancer, and public knowledge and attitudes regarding cancer.

Dr. Gansler is also editor of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, where he helps coordinate the editorial board, plan the editorial focus, and develop journal policies.

Dr. Gansler led the development of the Society's Cancer Information Database, helping make the Society the premier source of cancer information for patients and the public. He edited more than 30 books, including The American Cancer Society's Principles of Oncology: Prevention to Survivorship and The American Cancer Society's Oncology in Practice: Clinical Management.

Before coming to the Society in 1997, Dr. Gansler was associate professor and director of the Cytopathology Division in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University, where he currently serves as a clinical associate professor.

Dr. Gansler earned his bachelor's in zoology from Duke University, his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University, and his Masters in Public Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.


No, There Is No Hidden Cancer Cure (How Stuff Works, June 2018)

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients (HealthDay News, June 2017) (MinnPost, Aug 10, 2016)

Despite Olympians' trust in it, cupping may offer 'placebo effect' at best (MinnPost, Aug 2016)

Even 2 Million Years Ago, Cancer Plagued Human Ancestors . (Medscape, August 2016)

Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans  (Associated Press, Oct 2015)

We can't believe we have to explain this: Cancer is not a “fungus  (Salon, February 2015)

Myth busted: No link between bras and breast cancer  (USA Today, September 2014)

Home pregnancy tests may detect men's cancer (CNN Health, November 2012)

Bras and Cancer (New York Times, February 2010)

Promise of holistic healing draws cancer patients to Mexico clinics (CNN Health, June 2009)

Doctor's Orders: Finding a Better 'Position' to Deal with Disease (MedPage Today, November 2009)

Late-stage cancer patients flock to Mexico (Associate Press, February 2006)

Survey Shows Many Americans Have Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer (WebMD, June 2005)

Fallacies: What Americans Don't Know About Cancer (New York Times, June 2005)


Smoking and Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality after Diagnosis in a Large Cohort. (Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 2018)

Trends in reporting histological subtyping of renal cell carcinoma. (Human Pathology, 2018)

Most Gleason 8 Biopsies are Downgraded at Prostatectomy—Does 4+3=8? (Journal of Urology, 2018)

Trends in Diagnosis of Gleason Score 2 Through 4 Prostate Cancer in the National Cancer Database, 1990-2013. (Archives of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, 2017)

 Variations in Cancer Centers' use of Cytology for the Diagnosis of Small Cell Lung Carcinoma.   (Cancer Cytopathology, 2016)

Cancer statistics: Breast cancer in situ (Ca: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 2015)

Outcomes of a Cancer Clinical Trial Matching Service (Journal of Cancer Education, 2012)

Evolving information priorities of hematologic cancer survivors, caregivers, and other relatives (Journal of Cancer Education, 2010)

A population-based study of prevalence of complementary method use by cancer survivors (Cancer, 2008)

Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of beliefs regarding cancer risk factors (Cancer 2007)


Most Recent Releases
Dec 9, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) announces three new members and the newly-elected leadership officers to the Board of Directors, with all terms beginning on January 1, 2020. "We are honored to...

Dec 5, 2019

A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung cancer, with socioeconomic and healthcare delivery...

Dec 4, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Flatiron Health today announced the launch of the American Cancer Society & Flatiron Health Real-World Data Impact Award. This joint grant-making program...

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