Press Releases

Statement on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Feb 5, 2009
Below is a statement from Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, that is being shared with nationwide media on the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to treat pancreatic cancer.

Atlanta 2009/02/05 -"Justice Ginsburg's success in beating back a diagnosis of colon cancer nearly ten years ago has inspired and given hope to many in the cancer fight. This new diagnosis is unfortunate, and we take hope in reports that this was apparently an early stage of disease, and wish her well, offer our support and prayers, and want to encourage her in what we know is going to be a challenging course of therapy." Otis W. Brawley, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society

David Sampson
Director, Medical & Scientific Communications
American Cancer Society
(213) 840-7525