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Oct 19, 2016, 17:45 ET One-third of Women Treated for Breast Cancer Are Not Getting Appropriate Breast Imaging Follow-up Exam, New Study Finds

An annual mammogram is recommended after treatment for breast cancer, but nearly one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer aren't receiving...


Oct 18, 2016, 16:00 ET Military Surgeons Release Largest Report of U.S. Military Humanitarian Medical Care Delivered in Afghanistan

In the largest and most comprehensive report of surgical humanitarian care rendered in U.S. military treatment facilities in Afghanistan,...


Oct 18, 2016, 12:53 ET American College of Surgeons Commits to Preventing 30,000 Trauma Deaths per Year

Trauma leaders and experts gathered at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) this week to formally announce their...


Jul 18, 2016, 18:30 ET ACS NSQIP Data Helps Hospital Develop a Quality Improvement Assessment Tool for Reducing Urinary Tract Infection Rates Across Surgical and Non-Surgical Departments

A systematic program for analyzing processes associated with catheter placement and removal for surgical patients decreased urinary tract...


Oct 07, 2015, 19:00 ET Electronic Tracking System Contributes to Significant Reduction in Blood Transfusions and Infection Rates

 An electronic system that monitors how physicians give blood to patients after an operation has enabled a 22-hospital system with thousands of...


Oct 06, 2015, 19:00 ET Single Mastectomy Is a More Cost-Effective Treatment for Nonhereditary Cancer in One Breast than Removing Both Breasts

 For younger women with early-stage, noninherited breast cancer on one side, a unilateral, or single, mastectomy leads to a slightly higher...


Oct 02, 2015, 08:00 ET American College of Surgeons to host press briefings next week on the topics of breast screening and emerging infections

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has released its press activities schedule for its Annual Clinical Congress, which convenes next week...


Jan 07, 2015, 12:20 ET American College of Surgeons Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence

Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under...


Oct 30, 2014, 14:15 ET Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

 Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two...


Oct 28, 2014, 20:45 ET Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

 Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal...


Oct 27, 2014, 16:35 ET American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

Last night the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented posthumously to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS...


Oct 24, 2014, 09:44 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 26-30, 2014

 The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world, will...


Aug 29, 2014, 15:23 ET ACS: Sen. Reed Sets Sights on Overdue Trauma System Funding Legislation Following New Trauma Law to Improve Burn Care

After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long...


Jun 30, 2014, 16:51 ET American College of Surgeons and Iowa Health Care Leaders Unite to Focus on Improving the Quality of Surgical Care in Rural Communities

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care...


Mar 28, 2014, 12:39 ET American College of Surgeons Calls on Senate to Vote Against the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

 The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the...


Mar 28, 2014, 12:00 ET American College of Surgeons and Ohio Health Care Leaders Identify Tools Used to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

 Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio – the 17th in a series of community...


Feb 19, 2014, 14:38 ET American College of Surgeons and North Carolina Health Care Leaders Unite to Identify Challenges, Opportunities for Improving Health Care Quality and Reducing Costs in State and Nation

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum North Carolina, one of a series of state-specific forums...


Jan 17, 2014, 17:49 ET American College of Surgeons and San Francisco Health Care Leaders Discuss Solutions for Improving Emergency and Trauma Care

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the...


Jan 08, 2014, 14:49 ET American College of Surgeons and Northern California Health Care Leaders Discuss Improving Emergency Care System in the State

On Tuesday, January 14, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and hosts John Maa, MD, FACS, and Shelley Marks, MD, FACS, will bring together...


Dec 10, 2013, 17:04 ET American College of Surgeons Opposes Legislative Proposal that Would Freeze Physicians' Pay for the Next Decade; Seeks Delay on Vote that Will Determine How Surgeons Are Paid for Treating Elderly and Disabled Patients

 Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) issued comments on the bipartisan, bicameral legislative proposal to permanently repeal the...


Nov 11, 2013, 18:06 ET American College of Surgeons and Arizona Health Care Leaders Share Successes, Identify Areas of Improvement in Surgical Quality Improvement Programs

On  Friday, November 8, The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Arizona, the 14th program in...


Oct 09, 2013, 14:54 ET Stop the Bleeding! Hartford Consensus Group Issues a Call to Action at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress to Reduce Death Toll among Mass-Casualty Victims in the U.S.

Conference Attendees Learn About Strategies to Increase Victim Survival in their Communities  All too often, victims of active shooter or...


Oct 08, 2013, 11:30 ET Colon Polyps in Elderly Patients Are More Likely to Develop in Areas Seen Only with Colonoscopy

Large, single-center study calls into question the use of sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer in patients over age 60 People over 60...


Oct 07, 2013, 04:00 ET American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Convenes this Week in Washington, DC

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress convenes this week in Washington, DC, running until Thursday, October 10. The...


Apr 26, 2013, 13:43 ET American College of Surgeons and Connecticut Health Care Leaders Unite to Drive Discussions on Effective Quality Improvement Amidst Major State and Federal Reform

 The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Connecticut, in partnership with the ACS...