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American Cancer Society Annual Report Shows Cancer Mortality Still Declining, but Cancer Incidence Is Projected to Top 2 Million

Although overall cancer mortality has continued to decline, resulting in over 4 million fewer deaths in the United States since 1991, increasing incidence for 6 of the top 10 cancers pushed the projected number of new diagnoses to over 2 million (2,001,140) for the first time, according to the...

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prostate cancer

Cancer Mortality Decreased 33% in Newest Data Reported by the American Cancer Society

Overall cancer mortality rates have decreased 33% since 1991, and cervical cancer incidence decreased 65% from 2012 through 2019, according to the latest statistics reported by the American Cancer Society (ACS).1 Amid this good news, however, was a troubling 3% annual increase in prostate cancer...

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Working Together to Close the Global Care Gap

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that public health is the product of one global, integrated ecosystem. Although it is tempting to focus on specific aspects of local health-care systems, or the political or physical environment, health and health care in other countries also impacts the United ...

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Continued Declines in Cancer Mortality and Reductions in Cervical Cancer Incidence, but Increases in Advanced Prostate Cancer and Persistent Racial Disparities

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its Cancer Statistics 2023 report, which showed that overall cancer mortality has dropped by 33% since 1991, averting an estimated 3.8 million cancer deaths, according to the report. Data in the report also showed that women between the ages of 20 and...

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gynecologic cancers
prostate cancer

American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics 2023 Report Released

The American Cancer Society has released its Cancer Statistics 2023 report, which showed that overall cancer mortality has dropped by 33% since 1991, averting an estimated 3.8 million cancer deaths. Data in the report, which was published by Siegel et al in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, also ...

prostate cancer
bladder cancer
kidney cancer

Study Examines Genitourinary Cancer Trends, Disparities in the United States

New findings revealed that the highest mortality rates for prostate cancer among White male patients were found in the Western United States—including California—despite low incidence rates, according to a new study published by Schafer et al in European Urology. However, when compared with White...

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pancreatic cancer

2022 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released

Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, adolescents, and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. From 2014 to 2018, overall cancer...

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Impact of the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling on Patients With Cancer

As a nonpartisan organization, the American Cancer Society has an overarching goal to improve the lives of patients with cancer and their families. We believe all individuals should have an equitable opportunity to prevent, find, detect, and survive cancer, irrespective of geography. The June 24...

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global cancer care

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, and Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on How ASCO and the American Cancer Society Are Collaborating to Help Patients With Cancer

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, of the American Cancer Society, discuss their collaboration, pooling their research and education resources to help empower patients with cancer and their families. Within 48 hours, Drs. Hudis and...

legislation

Medicaid Expansion Is Associated With Increased Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Cancer

A large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society showed that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an increase in 2-year overall survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer, especially among non-Hispanic Black people and people...

American Cancer Society Names Arif Kamal, MD, First Chief Patient Officer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has named Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACP, ­FAAHPM, FASCO, as its first Chief Patient Officer to lead its patient support vision and strategic plans to improve the lives of patients with cancer and their families. Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Kamal will ...

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bladder cancer
kidney cancer
prostate cancer

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on Addressing Disparities in Genitourinary Cancers

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society, discusses ways to address the inequities in genitourinary screening, treatment, and outcomes. Her suggestions focus on increasing awareness of screening, identifying risk factors, the dramatic rise in incidence...

ASCO and American Cancer Society Announce Collaboration to Empower People With Cancer Information They Can Trust

ASCO and the American Cancer Society (ACS) initiated a collaboration to ensure that people can easily find the trusted, expert-approved cancer content they need when turning to either organization for information. As an initial step, the organizations are cross-sharing select cancer prevention,...

ASCO and American Cancer Society Announce Collaboration to Empower People With Cancer Information They Can Trust

ASCO and the American Cancer Society (ACS) today initiated a collaboration to ensure that people can easily find the trusted, expert-approved cancer content they need when turning to either organization for information. As an initial step, the organizations are cross-sharing select cancer...

cost of care

Annual Report to the Nation, Part 2: Focus on Patient Economic Burden Associated With Cancer Care

Part 2 of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer—provided by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries—has found that patients with cancer in the United...

AACI Members Choose Robert Winn, MD, as Vice President/President-Elect, and Other New Leaders

Robert Winn, MD, Director of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center, has been elected by the members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) to serve as Vice President/President-Elect of AACI’s Board of Directors. Dr. Winn’s new position is effective...

Caryn Lerman, PhD, Elected President of the AACI

Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the new President of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). Dr. Lerman is Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles and Associate Dean for Cancer Programs and the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman...

Annual Report to the Nation: Continued Decline in Cancer Death Rate

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and death rates for melanoma...

John D. Carpten, PhD, FAACR, to Join the AACR Board of Directors

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently announced that John D. Carpten, PhD, FAACR, has been elected by the association to serve on its Board of Directors. Dr. Carpten has accepted the position previously held by Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, who is stepping down to fulfill her...

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD: The American Cancer Society’s First Female CEO Speaks Out

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society—the first female to head the organization in its 107-year history. Dr. Knudsen talks about the opportunities she sees ahead for the Society...

American Cancer Society Names Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, as Its Next Chief Executive Officer

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, will be the next Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both...

AACI President Knudsen to Focus 2-Year Term on Mitigating Health Disparities

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, is the new President of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). She began her 2-year term at the close of the virtual 2020 AACI/Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF) Annual Meeting. A member of AACI’s Board of Directors since 2016, Dr. Knudsen chaired ...

covid-19

NCI Funds Studies of Impact of Telehealth and Telemedicine Capacity for Rural Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health (SKCC) a supplemental grant (P30) to study the role of telehealth in delivering cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will evaluate the impact of telehealth on health outcomes, patient...

covid-19

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, on the Challenges of Using Telehealth in Cancer Care

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, summarizes a panel she moderated on telehealth, which included discussion of usage in urban vs rural populations, preventing the technology from becoming a new source of disparities in cancer care, and uncertainties ...

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

New Recommendations Offer Guidance for Clinicians and Patients on Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

An international panel of experts led by researchers and thought leaders at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health (SKCC) and the Department of Urology at Jefferson have published the first multidisciplinary, consensus-driven, prostate cancer genetic implementation framework for the...

Breast Surgeon Kristin L. Brill, MD, Joins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Kristin L. Brill, MD, has joined the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health (SKCC) in Philadelphia as Enterprise Director of Breast Oncology. Dr. Brill brings expertise in a comprehensive range of services for patients with malignant and benign diseases, including breast-conserving surgery,...

covid-19

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on Delivering Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Report From Philadelphia

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, talks about what she and her staff have encountered during the COVID-19 crisis and how they and their patients are coping. Filmed March 25, 2020.

covid-19

Continuous Coverage of COVID-19

The staff of The ASCO Post recognizes the steady flow of news on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here, we've compiled a list of links to articles and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a report you'd like to share, please e-mail it to us at editor@ascopost.com. Direct From ASCO:...

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, Named President-Elect of AACI Board of Directors

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), Jefferson Health, has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ (AACI) Board of Directors, a 2-year term that will begin September 30. Dr. Knudsen, who has...

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