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  • Feb 2, 2021

    A new study finds that long-term aspirin use before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) may be associated with lower CRC-specific mortality. The report that appears in JNCI: The Journal of the...

  • Feb 1, 2021

    The American Cancer Society announced that John Alfonso, Partner and Leader of CohnReznick LLP's Not-for-Profit and Education Industry practice, has been named 2021 Chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors. Alfonso, an American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 30 years, was elected Board Chair in 2019 and began his one-year term on January 1, 2021.

  • Jan 28, 2021
    National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Cancer Society are leading nationwide effort to resume appropriate cancer screening and treatment to prevent excess deaths.

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are teaming up with leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jan 26, 2021
    Proportion of Smoking-Related Deaths in Evaluated Areas Varied by A Difference of Nearly Four Times

    A new study shows 4 in 10 cancer deaths are attributable to cigarette smoking in parts of the South region and Appalachia. For this study, appearing in Cancer Causes & Control, Farhad Islami, MD,...

  • Jan 26, 2021
    American Cancer Society and The Giving Block announce new cancer research fund exclusively using cryptocurrency as part of new partnership. Naming option available.

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has announced a new partnership with The Giving Block, a cryptocurrency donations company, to launch a new “Crypto Cancer Fund.” This innovative cancer research project will be exclusively funded using cryptocurrency.

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