American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

New Study Calculates Contribution of Smoking, Poor Diet, Obesity, and Other Modifiable Risk Factors to Cancer in the United States

Four in ten cancer cases & deaths linked to modifiable risk factors A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables. The study finds more than four in ten [...]

Breast Cancer Statistics, 2017: Black/white Mortality Differences Closing in Several States

Overall breast cancer death rates dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 breast cancer deaths during those 26 years. And while black women continue to have higher breast cancer death rates than whites nationally, death rates in several states are now statistically equivalent, perhaps reflecting an elimination of disparities in those states. The [...]

Tobacco Industry Profits Estimated $35 Billion With Almost 6 Million Annual Deaths

Tobacco use is one of the main preventable risk factors for cancer. In 2010, tobacco industry’s profit was equivalent to US $6,000 for each death caused by tobacco.

Report to the Nation Finds Continuing Declines in Cancer Death Rates Since the early 1990s

Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008.

Report Outlines Successes, Challenges in Cancer Prevention Efforts

American Cancer Society Researchers Say Coordinated Efforts Needed to Close Gaps in Preventive Behavior

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American Cancer Society Report Finds Burden of Breast Cancer Deaths Shifts to Poor

Breast cancer mortality rates declines faster for affluent women than poor women according to American Cancer Society.

Updated American Cancer Society Nutrition Guidelines Stress Need for Supportive Environment

Updated guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society stress the importance of creating social and physical environments that support healthy behaviors.

American Cancer Society Report Finds Continued Progress in Reducing Cancer Mortality

Between 2004 and 2008, overall cancer incidence rates declined by 0.6% per year in men and were stable in women, while cancer death rates decreased by 1.8% per year in men and by 1.6% per year in women.

Following Cancer Prevention Guidelines Lowers Risk of Death from Cancer, Heart Disease, All Causes

A study finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease, and all-causes.