Owen A. O'Connor, MD, PhD, was awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor grant in July 2018. He was selected because of his expertise and ongoing work to develop drugs to improve treatments for people with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.. He's a professor and researcher at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York.
To help both the death and diagnosis rates of colorectal cancer drop—and to help those who develop it survive and thrive—the American Cancer Society (ACS) funds the research of scientists across the country who use the latest evidence and cutting-edge technology to help prevent and treat CRC. Here are two of their stories.
For over 40 years, the Society has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles, and other household items.
Phyllis Alsterberg was recently treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She hasn’t left her home in New York City much since the coronavirus outbreak started because she has a weakened immune system and she’s worried about getting sick.
Brian Glennon says he’s still the same Sinatra-loving, Broadway-going, basketball-coaching 63-year-old man who is grateful for the love of his family. Glennon was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a higher-than-average PSA result prompted him and his doctor to monitor his PSA level more closely.
Two studies examine whether exposure to chemicals from the wreckage of the World Trade Center during rescue and recovery work after the September 11, 2001 attacks increased firefighters’ risk of developing cancer.
The American Cancer Society helps find answers to critical questions about colon and rectal cancer. What causes it? How can it be successfully prevented, detected, and treated? How can the people with one of these cancers improve their quality of life? Studying questions like these has helped improve screening and treatment methods, which has contributed to substantial decreases in deaths from colon and rectal cancer over the past 20 years.