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Feb 01, 2016, 12:43 ET
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Former NFL Player Chris Draft Teams up with the American Cancer Society as an Advantage Humans™ Ambassador

The American Cancer Society today announced that nationally recognized health care advocate and former NFL linebacker, Chris Draft, will be...

Nov 17, 2015, 13:14 ET

Cancer Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout by Urging Californians to Support a $2 Per Pack Tobacco Tax Increase

Cancer patients and survivors are celebrating the American Cancer Society's 40th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow, November 19, 2015, by...

Nov 05, 2015, 15:07 ET

American Cancer Society Celebrates Innovators of Tomorrow

The American Cancer Society helped usher in the innovators of tomorrow, as a presenting sponsor of the fifth annual WSJ.Magazine's Innovator Awards...

Nov 04, 2015, 16:04 ET
American Cancer Society's new "Advantage Humans" campaign features Isabel Lopez, a 15-year-old dancer with lymphoma.

Advantage Humans: The power of humanity is our greatest weapon against cancer

Today, the American Cancer Society unveiled a new public awareness campaign, Advantage Humans™, that puts people – and the...

Sep 01, 2015, 10:00 ET
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American Cancer Society and Lee Jeans Working Together To Support Breast Cancer Programs and Services through Lee National Denim Day®

 On Friday, October 2, employees at thousands of companies nationwide will celebrate Lee National Denim Day by wearing jeans to work in...

Aug 06, 2015, 00:01 ET

Florida Falling Short on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies

 Florida is falling short when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer....

Aug 06, 2015, 00:01 ET

New Report Shows Majority of States Missing Opportunities to Reduce Toll of Cancer

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

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
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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...