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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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79-85; American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2002.
Two out of every five Florida residents will eventually develop cancer in their lifetime, according to the statistics contained in the first edition of the Florida Cancer Facts and Figures 2001-2002.
Our goal is to provide valuable information to Floridians about cancer in our state and to work in partnership with other organizations to formulate programs and policies that will support the fight against and reduce the burden of cancer in our communities," said Jeanne Goldberg, MD, an American Cancer Society volunteer and editor of "Florida Cancer Facts and Figures.
American Cancer Society (1987) Cancer Facts and Figures 1987 (No.
2) American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2003 and 2004; Surveillance Research 2004
1) Source: Globocan 2000; Cancer Facts and Figures 2000 (American Cancer Society)
In 2000, an estimated 180,400 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and an estimated 31,900 men died from prostate cancer according to the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts and Figures 2000.