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Oct 29, 2019, 14:15 ET Adults 85 years and older generally fare well after colon cancer operations

As people are living longer, more elderly patients are being diagnosed with age-related colon cancer, making it of increasing concern to the medical...


Oct 24, 2019, 17:43 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco Next Week

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San...


Aug 07, 2019, 12:20 ET American College of Surgeons comments on the continual occurrence of firearm deaths and injuries in the United States

Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours on August 3-4, 2019, have ravaged the communities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and devastated our...


Jul 19, 2019, 08:05 ET American College of Surgeons introduces a new standardized program for hospitals devoted to high-quality surgical care for older adults

Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) launched its new Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program at the ACS Quality and Safety Conference. ...


Jul 18, 2019, 13:30 ET American College of Surgeons and Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness partner to develop value measurement tool for hospitals

Leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Harvard Business School's (HBS) Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness gathered on...


Jun 20, 2019, 16:02 ET American College of Surgeons Opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions...


Jun 04, 2019, 16:11 ET American College of Surgeons applauds congressional passage of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (H.R. 269/ S. 1379)

Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its ringing endorsement of the successful passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards...


May 23, 2019, 15:28 ET American College of Surgeons applauds Ruiz/Roe legislative framework to address surprise medical bills

Today, Representatives Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA), Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), Joseph Morelle (D-NY), Van Taylor (R-TX), Ami Bera, MD (D-CA), Larry Bucshon, MD...


May 16, 2019, 16:51 ET American College of Surgeons opposes the "Stop Surprise Medical Bills" legislation introduced by Senator Cassidy and the bipartisan Senate working group

Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced its opposition to the legislation introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) titled "Stop...


Oct 22, 2018, 18:00 ET A 2015 Guideline Recommending Removal of Only Half the Thyroid Gland Grows in Use, Benefits Patients with Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States, with around 63,000 new cases diagnosed annually and more than 600,000...


Oct 22, 2018, 13:00 ET Poor Access to a Trauma Center Linked to Higher Prehospital Death Rates in More Than Half of U.S. States

States with poor access to a comprehensive trauma center have more deaths occurring before injured patients' arrival at a hospital, compared with...


Oct 18, 2018, 09:52 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Boston Next Week

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2018, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in Boston ...


Jul 23, 2018, 16:03 ET American College of Surgeons Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Combat Casualty Care

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing earlier today featuring a panel of experts on military surgical care. Rep....


Jun 19, 2018, 06:21 ET American College of Surgeons Comments on Children and U.S. Immigration Policy

The leadership of the American College of Surgeons calls for immediate change to the current method of enforcement of U.S. immigration policy that...


Jun 18, 2018, 06:00 ET American College of Surgeons and Congressman Mike Thompson Host a Stop the Bleed® Training Session for Congressional Staff

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), a member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, sponsored a Stop the Bleed training session for...


Feb 27, 2018, 11:31 ET American College of Surgeons Applauds U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the Mission Zero Act (H.R. 880)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on passage of the Mission Zero Act (H.R. 880). This ACS-supported...


Feb 09, 2018, 01:38 ET American College of Surgeons Commends Congress for Addressing Key Physician and Patient Issues in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) commends Congress for passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes important technical corrections to...


Oct 26, 2017, 15:12 ET Trauma surgeons share lessons learned from the Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy at American College of Surgeons conference

The rise in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) creates increasing challenges for both surgeons and trauma systems in terms of adequately preparing for...


Oct 26, 2017, 14:00 ET Nonoperative Treatment of Appendicitis is Increasing, May Raise Death Risk if an Operation is Not Performed

About twice as many U.S. adults with appendicitis are being treated without an operation compared with 20 years ago, and nonoperative management of...


Oct 19, 2017, 11:38 ET American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in San Diego next week

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San Diego...


Oct 12, 2017, 18:05 ET Lawmakers Participate in Bleeding Control Training Hosted by American College of Surgeons on Capitol Hill

Nearly 40 members of Congress received training today from surgeon members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in how to stop potentially...


May 16, 2017, 13:13 ET American College of Surgeons Supports Developing a National Trauma Action Plan

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 As Trauma Awareness Month progresses throughout May, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT), today...


Mar 08, 2017, 10:00 ET Arkansas Trauma System Saves Lives and Taxpayers' Money

Implementation of a statewide trauma system in Arkansas cut the rate of preventable deaths due to injuries nearly in half over five years and saved...


Oct 19, 2016, 05:45 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, 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...