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Oct 26, 2011, 14:30 ET Surgeons Find Higher Than Expected Rate of Aggressive Rectal Cancer in Younger Adults

Novel study finds signet cell histology is far more prevalent in rectal cancer patients under age 40 University of Minnesota surgeons have...


Oct 24, 2011, 16:45 ET Laparoscopic Surgeons Develop Fluorescent Light Technique to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Detection

Early approach shows promise over conventional laparoscopy with no evidence of side effects More than 80 percent of people with pancreatic cancer...


Oct 20, 2011, 14:41 ET American College of Surgeons Releases Press Activities Schedule for Next Week's Clinical Congress in San Francisco

The American College of Surgeons has released its press activities schedule for its Annual Clinical Congress, which convenes in San Francisco...


Oct 12, 2011, 18:34 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 23-27, 2011

The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene...


Sep 16, 2011, 11:49 ET American College of Surgeons (ACS) Opposes MedPAC Proposal to pay for Elimination of Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) With Multi-Year Cuts to Specialists

ACS warns that future Medicare cuts will further strain health care system; advocates shared savings model based on quality and value instead...


Sep 01, 2011, 15:22 ET American College of Surgeons, Maryland Health Care Leaders Highlight Quality Improvement Programs' Role in Saving Lives, Lowering Health Care Costs

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its...


Jul 18, 2011, 16:41 ET American College of Surgeons Announces Goal to Enlist 1,000 Hospitals to its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality...


May 05, 2011, 11:34 ET American College of Surgeons Calls for Elimination of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Physician Payment Formula

New physician payment model must protect physician-patient relationship, encourage high-quality care and protect patient access to care The...


Apr 12, 2011, 15:35 ET American College of Surgeons Launches Collaborative Online Community to Connect Rural Surgeons around the Country

The American College of Surgeons (ACS),  the largest surgical association in the world, is launching an online community powered by Within3 to...


Mar 22, 2011, 12:35 ET American College of Surgeons Applauds National Focus on Quality Improvement

Yesterday's National Quality Strategy announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an important step in improving care,...


Jan 13, 2011, 18:19 ET American College of Surgeons Comments on CMS Proposed Rule for Value-Based Purchasing

The American College of Surgeons believes that given the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on improving the value of health...


Oct 06, 2010, 11:15 ET Surgeons Report Injuries are Far More Serious After Accidents Involving Four-Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles than Motorcycles

National Trauma Data Bank research finds ATV riders more likely to die or require aggressive trauma treatment With four wheels rather than two,...


Oct 05, 2010, 09:00 ET American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute Releases Surgery Workforce Atlas That Shows Surgeon Shortage Across the U.S.

Growing Shortages of Surgeons and Other Physicians Pose an Increasing Threat to Patient Access to Safe, High-Quality and Affordable Care -- A new...


Oct 04, 2010, 17:45 ET Availability of Surgeons Tied to Survival Rate of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims

New study shows direct correlation between motor vehicle deaths and access to surgeons Having more surgeons working in a geographic area has a...


Sep 28, 2010, 14:41 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Washington, DC, October 3-7, 2010

The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene...


Jun 03, 2010, 17:30 ET American College of Surgeons Celebrates Grand Opening of New Building in Washington, DC

Site to serve as College's centerpiece presence on Capitol Hill The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest organization of surgeons in...


May 18, 2010, 10:00 ET Florida Hospitals and Surgeons Launch Ambitious Initiative to Improve Health Care Quality

The Florida Hospital Association and The American College of Surgeons Announce the Florida Surgical Care Initiative, a Partnership to Improve...


Nov 19, 2009, 15:21 ET American College of Surgeons Voices Strong Support for American Cancer Society Screening Mammography Guidelines

Encourages women to partner with their physicians to determine when and how often to receive mammograms The American College of Surgeons...


Nov 04, 2009, 13:00 ET Twenty Surgical Groups Say Senate Health Legislation Will Threaten Patient Access and Harm Quality

Twenty surgical organizations, led by the American College of Surgeons, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate today stating they are prepared to...


Oct 15, 2009, 12:15 ET Surgeons Discover That Common Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Problems for Some Trauma Patients

National Trauma Databank researchers find elderly patients more vulnerable to problems A common drug used for preventing heart attacks and...