American Cancer Society News
Facts & Figures 2020 Reports Largest One-year Drop in Cancer Mortality
The death rate from cancer in the US declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society.
Cancer Research Insights from the Latest Decade, 2010 to 2020
Here’s a look at some of the significant advances in cancer research from the past 10 years that are helping to save lives now – and how American Cancer Society staff and funded researchers have contributed to each one.
2019 in Review: 10 Healthy Recipes
Eating right helps you stay healthy and lower your risk of cancer. Get started today with these healthy recipes we published in 2019 from our American Cancer Society cookbooks.
2019 in Review: 10 Inspirational Survivor Stories
Our editors have chosen 10 of the most inspirational stories of 2019. We hope you find as much meaning in these stories of cancer survivors as we have.
FDA Approves Padcev (Enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for Bladder Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new type of drug for certain people with bladder cancer.
Affordable Care Act Improved Care of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
The Affordable Care Act has led to better treatment for young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to a study from the American Cancer Society and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Increases in People Under 50 After ACS Updates Guideline
Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that colorectal cancer screening rates more than doubled among people ages 45 to 49 after the ACS changed its guideline last year to recommend screening for that age group.
Study Finds Losing Weight After 50 May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Women who lose weight after age 50 and keep it off have a lower risk of breast cancer than women whose weight stays the same, according to a study from researchers at the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and others.
Year in Review: Cancer Research Insights from 2019
Overall, the US cancer death rate is continuing to decrease, but there’s more to that story. Throughout 2019, the recurring themes of cancer research news included the link between obesity and cancer, increased rates of certain cancers in people younger than 50, and continued barriers to cancer care due to poverty, race, where people live, and other factors. Here are 10 of the stories that made headlines in 2019 based on the work of American Cancer Society (ACS) staff and funded researchers.
2019 in Review: New Cancer Drug Approvals
In 2019, the FDA approved several new drug treatments for different cancer types. Here are the stories that made headlines on cancer.org this year.
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