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World Cancer Day 2016

By Stacy Simon Thursday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Every year more than 8 million people die…


Key Insights Into Achieving World Cancer Day’s Four Goals

“Not Beyond Us.” That is the tagline for World Cancer Day this year, which is Wednesday, February 4 – it is meant to promote “a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across…


Weight Linked to Nearly 500,000 Cancers Worldwide

By Stacy Simon, Senior News Editor, American Cancer Society  This is an excerpt from an article originally published on cancer.org December 5, 2014.  An international team of researchers estimates that 481,000 new cancer cases each year (3.6%) are likely caused…


The Cancer Atlas Reveals the International Burden of Cancer

By Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, Vice President, Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society This is an excerpt from an article originally published on the Expert Voices blog on cancer.org December 3, 2014.  The American Cancer Society has released the second edition…


Cancer Atlas Press Conference Details

The press conference has now ended. View the press release. The American Cancer Society hosted a press conference during the 2014 World Cancer Congress to officially launch the just-released Cancer Atlas book and website. The press conference was Friday, Dec. 5,…



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