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Apr 02, 2015, 11:08 ET
American Cancer Society Announces Gary M. Reedy As Its Next Chief Executive Officer

American Cancer Society Announces Gary M. Reedy As Its Next Chief Executive Officer

The American Cancer Society today announced that Gary M. Reedy has been selected by the Society's Board of Directors as its next chief executive...

Mar 20, 2015, 13:53 ET
ACS CAN Nevada volunteer advocates Jennifer Nordstrom, Christy Smith and Shirley Folkins-Roberts talk to Assemblyman John Moore about the proposed $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax.

Nevada Cigarette Tax Increase Should Be Higher To Impact Smoking Rates

Governor Brian Sandoval has announced his tax proposal policies. Already, the Governor announced he would like to see the state's...

Mar 12, 2015, 17:54 ET
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteer advocates gathering at the Colorado Capitol to call upon state lawmakers to make the fight against cancer a priority.  Nearly one hundred cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from across the state came together in Denver, to meet with Colorado's state legislators.

Cancer Patients and Survivors Make Capitol Visit to Urge Legislators to Make Cancer a Priority

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across Colorado joined together today in Denver. The advocates met with Colorado's state legislators...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:03 ET
Cancer patient and Phoenix school teacher Christine Nelson receives hug from ACS CAN Grassroots Manager Alyss Jensby at Arizona Cancer Awareness Day.

Cancer Patients, Survivors and Families Rally at Arizona State Capitol

 Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rallied at the state Capitol for the American Cancer Society...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:21 ET

Senate Vote to Increase Access to Health Care Will Save Lives and Money

 Utah state senators voted today in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 164, sending legislation containing Governor Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah proposal...

Dec 04, 2014, 20:27 ET

American Cancer Society Launches Global Cancer Atlas To Empower Nations to Reduce their Cancer Burden

With the number of global cancer cases expected to increase by more than 50 percent by 2030, researchers around the globe have collaborated to...

Nov 13, 2014, 12:39 ET
Public Health Expert Rosie Henson to Join American Cancer Society

Public Health Expert to Join American Cancer Society

 The American Cancer Society announced today that Rosemarie "Rosie" Henson, senior advisor to the assistant secretary for health at the...

Oct 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
Three ambassadors, who are all breast cancer survivors, are leading the initiative this year for Lee National Denim Day. They are (left to right) Laura Renegar of Charlotte, N.C.; Catherine Aplin of Macon, GA; and Beth Borden-Goodman of Atlanta. (PRNewsFoto/American Cancer Society)

Lee National Denim Day® Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Raising Funds For American Cancer Society®

 Lee® Jeans encourages people to celebrate Lee National Denim Day today by putting on their jeans and donating $5 to the American Cancer...

Sep 17, 2014, 10:46 ET
Look Good Feel Better (PRNewsFoto/American Cancer Society)

Beauty, Fashion And Publishing Industries Unite To Celebrate 25 Years Of Support For Women With Cancer At Annual DreamBall

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and The American Cancer Society announced today the details for the 30th annual DreamBall, to be held...

Aug 21, 2014, 06:00 ET

Report Shows Majority of States Falling Short on Policies to Fight and Prevent Cancer

 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by...

Jul 24, 2014, 10:30 ET

American Cancer Society To Sponsor 'Rifftime On Route 66 Music Festival' Performances

Rifftime, the prestigious digital showcase for musicians at all stages of their careers, is pleased to announce the American Cancer Society will...

Jul 11, 2014, 08:35 ET
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Relay For Life Oakland Unites Community in Fight Against Cancer

 Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to...

Jul 08, 2014, 10:54 ET

Lee® Jeans Launches 2014 Cause Campaign, Selects Three Breast Cancer Survivors As Ambassadors With The American Cancer Society®

 Three courageous breast cancer survivors are Lee Jeans' 2014 Lee National Denim Day ambassadors, leading a campaign to raise millions of...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:05 ET

American Cancer Society Honors Companies, CEO of the Year for Outstanding Commitment to the Fight Against Cancer

Today the American Cancer Society recognizes several companies for their generous contributions to the Society's fight against cancer, their...

May 13, 2014, 16:16 ET
Extended Stay America Logo (PRNewsFoto/Extended Stay America)

Extended Stay America Hotels, American Cancer Society Partner, Providing Cancer Patients With Free And Low-Cost Lodging

 One of the most important keys to surviving cancer is access to treatment. For many patients, the best hope for a cure means traveling to a...

Jan 08, 2014, 11:00 ET
American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Mark 50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, Cite Remarkable Progress.  (PRNewsFoto/American Cancer Society)

American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Mark 50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, Cite Remarkable Progress

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers  As the nation marks the 50th...

Sep 17, 2013, 11:49 ET

American Cancer Society Expands Efforts to Reduce Burden of Cancer in Underserved Communities

Walgreens and its Customers Enable $6.4 Million Gift to Assist with Community-Based Cancer Education and Screening Programs  The American...

Aug 15, 2013, 08:00 ET

Report Shows Majority of States Falling Short on Policies to Fight and Prevent Cancer

 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by...

May 22, 2013, 13:40 ET
From researchers seeking cures, to volunteers going above and beyond in their communities, we're featuring 100 stories from everyday people who are taking action to help us finish the fight. http://www.cancer.org/fight/100-stories.  (PRNewsFoto/American Cancer Society)

American Cancer Society Features 100 Stories of Hope

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the American Cancer Society will celebrate 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays. "The American...

May 22, 2013, 09:00 ET

American Cancer Society Marks 100th Year with One Goal - To Finish the Fight against Cancer

 One hundred years ago today, the American Cancer Society was founded by 15 prominent physicians and business leaders in New York City. First...