American Cancer Society

Cancer mortality down 20 percent from 1991 peak

Jan. 17, 2013–As of 2009, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States had declined 20 percent from its peak in 1991, translating to the avoidance of approximately 1.2 million deaths from cancer, 152,900 of these ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of oral cancers

A new American Cancer Society study finds a strong inverse association between caffeinated coffee intake and oral/pharyngeal cancer mortality. The authors say people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Lack of insurance linked to advanced stage cervical cancer

A large national sample of women diagnosed with cervical cancer between 2000 and 2007 finds lack of insurance was second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage at diagnosis, a gap the authors say is likely attributable ...

Jul 19, 2012
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Health groups issue cervical cancer screening guidelines

The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have released new guidelines for the prevention and early detection ...

Mar 14, 2012
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Declines in melanoma deaths limited to the most educated

A new study from the American Cancer Society finds recent declines in melanoma mortality rates in non-Hispanic Whites in the U.S. mainly reflect declines in those with the highest level of education, and reveals a widening ...

Jan 16, 2012
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