American Cancer Society

New Cologuard® Modeling Data Show Patient Navigation Matters When Reaching Underserved Populations for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10:33pm

Building on the success of Cologuard and Oncotypetests, Exact Sciences is investing in its product pipeline to support patients throughout their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Building on the success of Cologuard and Oncotypetests, Exact Sciences is investing in its product pipeline to support patients throughout their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Exact Sciences and Cologuard are trademarks or registered trademarks of Exact Sciences Corporation.
  • Cologuard is included in the American Cancer Society's (2018) colorectal cancer screening guidelines and the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016, 2021) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2016).
  • Do not use Cologuard if you have had adenomas, have inflammatory bowel disease and certain hereditary syndromes, or have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer.

The American Cancer Society and Flatiron Health Announce Recipients of Real-World Data Impact Award

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Flatiron Health announced today that the 2021 Real-World Data Impact Awards will support research into health disparities among patients with advanced pancreatic and breast cancer.

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  • ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Flatiron Health announced today that the 2021 Real-World Data Impact Awards will support research into health disparities among patients with advanced pancreatic and breast cancer.
  • "Flatiron Health is honored to partner with ACS to leverage Flatiron's EHR-derived real-world data to advance research toward better and more equitable cancer treatments and outcomes," said Rebecca Miksad, MD, MPH, senior medical director at Flatiron Health.
  • Flatiron Health is a healthtech company dedicated to helping cancer centers thrive and deliver better care for patients today and tomorrow.
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    The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer.

Data Presented at ACG Shows Guardant Health’s Blood-Based Test Accurately Detects Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:05pm

Additionally, the blood-based test identified 90% of patients with asymptomatic Stage 1 or 2 CRC, suggesting the test may have meaningful performance in an average-risk screening population.

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  • Additionally, the blood-based test identified 90% of patients with asymptomatic Stage 1 or 2 CRC, suggesting the test may have meaningful performance in an average-risk screening population.
  • The LUNAR-2 blood test aims to detect early-stage cancer in screen-eligible asymptomatic adults from a simple blood draw.
  • Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics.
  • Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext, Guardant360 Response, and GuardantOMNI tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal for early-stage cancer patients.

Global Liver Institute Applauds Congresswoman Velázquez and Senator Duckworth for Bold Action on Liver Cancer

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:12pm

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to improve the lives of all people impacted by liver disease.

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  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to improve the lives of all people impacted by liver disease.
  • The need for urgent Congressional action becomes evident when we consider that since 1980 the incidence of liver cancer in the United States has tripled, and death rates have nearly doubled.
  • We also encourage you to sign and share GLIs Liver Cancer Call To Action , pledging support to double the five-year survival rate for liver cancer.
  • Global Liver Institute (GLI) is the only patient-created and patient-driven nonprofit organization tackling liver health and all liver disease holistically.

Roberto Mazzara to Donate 5% of Proceeds from Santa Maria Bell Auction to the American Cancer Society

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:53pm

The Santa Maria bell will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami.

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  • The Santa Maria bell will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami.
  • The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal.
  • Mazzara believes that the auction "will be a wonderful opportunity to give the world of collectors access to this unique piece."
  • Five percent of the auction's proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Ellianos Coffee Raises Funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:09pm

With well over 300,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year, the fight against the illness can feel formidable, but every dollar given toward research provides hope that we will soon conquer breast cancer together.

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  • With well over 300,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year, the fight against the illness can feel formidable, but every dollar given toward research provides hope that we will soon conquer breast cancer together.
  • This year, Ellianos Coffee will be raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
  • As the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the U.S., the BCRF is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving the end of breast cancer.
  • For every customer who posts a photo on social media with their Ellianos cup and uses the hashtag #EllianosCares, Ellianos will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

SQAIRZ Launches Limited Edition Men's & Women's Golf Shoes to Benefit American Cancer Society

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:02pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SQAIRZ golf shoe company has partnered with the American Cancer Society through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in efforts to increase awareness and save lives from breast cancer.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SQAIRZ golf shoe company has partnered with the American Cancer Society through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in efforts to increase awareness and save lives from breast cancer.
  • SQAIRZ has launched two pink limited-edition men's and women's golf shoes emblazoned with the breast cancer awareness ribbon.
  • These new limited edition SQAIRZ golf shoes will be available exclusively at https://sqairz.com/ .
  • About the American Cancer Society:
    The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer.

HER2 Inhibitors Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:58am

The "HER2 Inhibitors Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "HER2 Inhibitors Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The HER2 inhibitors market consists of sales of HER2 inhibitors and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that manufacture HER2 inhibitors.
  • Human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) inhibitors slow down or stop cell growth thus reducing the risk for cancer growth.
  • Therefore, the high cost of HER2 inhibitors is expected to hinder the growth of the HER2 inhibitors market.

Global Nuclear Imaging Devices and Equipment Market (2021 to 2030) - Featuring Toshiba Medical Systems, GE Healthcare and Canon Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:05pm

The nuclear imaging devices and equipment market consists of sales of nuclear imaging devices and related services.

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  • The nuclear imaging devices and equipment market consists of sales of nuclear imaging devices and related services.
  • Companies in the nuclear imaging devices and equipment market are using hybrid imaging technologies such as positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) for nuclear medical imaging.
  • Toshiba Medical Systems is a medical equipment company specialized in diagnostic imaging equipment, founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Tochigi, Japan.
  • The nuclear imaging devices and equipment market is being restrained by strict regulations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) medical use.

Dr. Joanne Pike Named President of the Alzheimer's Association

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:21pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, President and CEO, Harry Johns, announced the elevation of Joanne Pike, DrPH, as President of the Alzheimer's Association.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, President and CEO, Harry Johns, announced the elevation of Joanne Pike, DrPH, as President of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • "I am now even more confident in the future of our mission as I promote Dr. Joanne Pike to president of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • "The board unanimously endorses the decision by our CEO, Harry Johns, to name Dr. Joanne Pike as President of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Harry Johns will also continue as president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate of the Alzheimer's Association.