Monthly Research Roundup: Survivor Smoking Habits, Childhood Cancer Insights, and More

August Research Roundup

Every day American Cancer Society researchers and scientists across the world are working to find cancer cures -- and better ways to treat and prevent the disease. Below are some of the interesting stories our researchers think you should know about from August.

  • Some survivors still smoking: Even after getting through cancer, about 1 in 10 survivors still reports smoking about 9 years after a diagnosis, according to a survey of 2,938 cancer survivors, conducted and analyzed by American Cancer Society researchers.
  • Expert insights into the state of childhood cancer research: Four former American Cancer Society grantees who are doctors and conduct research in the area of childhood cancer offer their expert insights into the progress that has been made and what more must be done to improve the treatment and care of children with cancer.
  • Eating out ups caloric intake: When adults in the United States eat out – whether at a full-service or fast-food restaurant – they consume around 200 extra calories per day.
  • The facts about how American Cancer Society research funding works: Explore the strategy and process the American Cancer Society follows to fund cancer research nationwide.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy successful at screening for colon cancer: People who got a type of colon cancer screening test called flexible sigmoidoscopy were less likely to be diagnosed with or die from colon cancer compared to those who did not get screened, according to a study published August 12, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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