More Cancer Research News

10 Must-Know Cancer Statistics for 2014

Each year, American Cancer Society researchers do a deep dive into cancer data to provide the most current information about cancer in the United States, including the projected numbers of new cancer cases and deaths. Below are 10 key numbers from the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures publication and Cancer Statistics article.

2013 Research Roundup: 10 Key Breakthroughs and Insights

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. These are highlights from 10 important American Cancer Society research stories from 2013.

2014 Cancer Statistics – Key Takeaways

The American Cancer Society produces three major publications each year that provide in-depth cancer statistics for the United States. In this interview, Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president of the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society, gives insights into what the key takeaways are from this year’s statistical publications.

2014 Cancer Survivorship Statistics – Key Takeaways

More Americans than ever are surviving cancer, with nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States today, according to new reports on cancer survivorship and treatment statistics from the American Cancer Society, produced in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

2014 Fast Facts About Cancer in Minorities

Certain groups in the United States are not doing as well as others when it comes to preventing and surviving cancer. To better understand cancer disparities, American Cancer Society researchers continuously analyze and report on cancer statistics and trends in the United States.

Certain Cancer Drugs May Need Gut Bacteria to Work

Inside the human gut lives an expansive community of bacteria, which together with fungi, viruses, and other microscopic organisms makes up what is known as the gut microbiome. New studies suggest this intestinal bacteria may increase the effectiveness of certain types of cancer treatments.

Exploring All Avenues to Stop Cancer

The American Cancer Society announced its first set of new 2014 grantees Tuesday, awarding a total of $42,899,000 to 103 scientists and health professionals. These grantees will work across all areas of cancer research – from investigating the way specific genetic mutations work to testing new methods and policies to help all populations gain equal access to the best cancer care.

Finding the Users Who Make a Difference in Online Health Communities

The Internet is now a significant source of health information for millions of Americans. Many go online simply to look for insights into a health problem that they or their loved ones are experiencing. Some, though, want to connect – to find others who share their medical condition. For this, they turn to online health communities.

Health Equity for Latina Women

Society grantee Deborah Erwin, PhD, from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has developed a community-based program aimed at increasing breast and cervical cancer screening among Latina women.

Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World

The cancer research world is dedicating increasing energy to a rapidly evolving type of treatment that has the potential to be more effective – and in some cases less toxic – than many of today’s existing options. Using the body’s own natural system for fighting disease, immunotherapy may also offer a lifeline for patients with certain types of cancer who have exhausted other treatment options. Researchers and drug companies are currently racing to create the best and most far-reaching cancer immunotherapy treatments.

Monthly Research Roundup: Cancer Stats, CRC Screening, and More

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 January 2014.

Monthly Research Roundup: E-Cigarettes, Apps, and More

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 November.

Monthly Research Roundup: Gut Bacteria, Aspirin, and More

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 February.

Step by Step: American Cancer Society Research Grant Funding

With between 1,600 and 1,800 grant applications received annually by the American Cancer Society, but funding available for only around 300, how does the Society determine which studies to support? It’s an extensive process dependent on renowned medical professionals, research scholars and stakeholders volunteering precious time.

Survivor Guidelines Give Patients, Doctors Care Roadmap

When a patient’s active cancer treatment ends, this doesn’t mean the cancer journey is over. As survivors transition out of active treatment, they – and their primary care providers – need to carefully monitor their health. To provide a better quality of life for these patients, several organizations in recent years have put together guidelines for their care.

The National Cancer Act at 42: Reversing a Deadly Trend

By 1971, the United States had developed vaccines for measles and mumps and successfully transplanted lungs, hearts, kidneys and livers. But it hadn’t beaten cancer. Not even close. At the time, the chances of dying from cancer were rising – rapidly.

Volunteer Stakeholders Key to Research Grant Decisions

As he was winding down after a nearly 45-year law career in Connecticut, Bob Evans decided, “I want to flunk retirement.” Fortunately for the American Cancer Society, he’s having tremendous success. Evans has been a Society volunteer for 15 years, and is currently a Peer Review Stakeholder – a crucial voice in the process that determines how limited Society funds are allocated for research grants.

Whites’, Blacks’ Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates Diverge

Pancreatic cancer death rates for whites and blacks in the United States are going in two different directions. Rates among whites have been climbing since the late 1990s. The rates for blacks have been falling since peaking in 1989, according to an American Cancer Society analysis published November 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.