American Cancer Society


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American Cancer Society

Oncology A national organization that disseminates information about cancer, and funds cancer research

American Cancer Society,

n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research, and ministration.

American Cancer Society (ACS),

n.pr a national advocacy and fund-raising organization, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that is dedicated to raising public awareness about cancer and to providing support for cancer patients and their families.
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8220;As a women owned business, we are proud to support the American Cancer Society bring awareness, educate and raise funds for such a great cause which affects thousands of women across the country every day,” said Founder, Theresa Todman.
We are thrilled to see the American Cancer Society step up to the plate and make a significant commitment to hire veterans and military spouses, said Eric Eversole, executive director of the U.
In addition, the American Cancer Society offers a number of support programs through the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center, including I Can Cope, and Look Good .
Two years ago, researchers at the American Cancer Society added up the impact of both overweight and obesity on more than a dozen cancers, including those of the colon, esophagus, kidney, and uterus.
The American Cancer Society offers vast resources on diagnosis, treatment and prevention for a wide range of cancers, as well as support and advocacy for the disease.
The American Cancer Society has played a role in virtually every major cancer advance in the last fifty years.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
79-85; American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2002.
The American Cancer Society estimates that the disease will strike 28,200 Americans in 1992 and kill 18,200.
In that same year, according to the American Cancer Society, about 900,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed (American Cancer Society, 1987).
On August 10, 2012, Dubuque's local AMC theatre will present the American Cancer Society with a check of $1,000 to support its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Western Growers has dedicated $100,000 over two years in support of American Cancer Society programs, services, advocacy and cancer research initiatives.

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