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ACS Global Voices from the Field
Atlanta, USA
This blog provides information on the American Cancer Society's global programs.
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By Jenna Kohnke, Program Manager, Treat the Pain Each year, February 4, World Cancer Day is an opportunity to increase awareness and knowledge about the global burden of cancer and dismiss misunderstandings about the disease. Around the world, there are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Lauren S. Rosenthal, Global Health Program Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer has been the leading cause of death in Japan for more than three decades. However, the mortality rate attributable to cancer is gradually decreasing thanks to medical advancements... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Patty Avery, Indiana's first State Lead Ambassador from 2007-2010 for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). She currently serves as a member of the National Ambassador Team for ACS CAN. Dozens of volunteers lined up for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By John R. Seffrin, PhD Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society I’m gathered this week in Cape Town, South Africa, with more than 220 leaders in the global cancer fight. We’re talking a lot this week about what we can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Thomas J. Glynn, PhD, Director, Cancer Science and Trends and Director, International Cancer Control, American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is participating this week in an important international workshop, 'Toward Strengthening Tobacco Dependence Treatment in the Eastern Mediterranean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Lynne Garner, Cancer Research UK Relay For Life® of Cambridge, United Kingdom is a first year event and to have a Global Hero of Hope on-site...what an opportunity! Lynne Garner I first met Amanda Power, a volunteer and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By Michal Stoklosa, MA, Economist, International Tobacco Control Research, American Cancer Society Tobacco use is set to claim one billion lives around the world this century, and many governments are actively taking steps to protect their citizens from the deadly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, professor, head & neck surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India I was excited to attend the International Conference on Public Health in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco in New Delhi, India, because India is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Ana Garces, executive director, One Voice Against Cancer, Guatemala Today I presented at the plenary session hosted by the American Cancer Society at the International Conference on Public Health in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco being held... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Lekan O.A. Ayo-Yusuf, BDS, MPH, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa Researchers around the globe gathered at the Endgame pre-conference Data to Action hosted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the World... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Thomas J. Glynn, PhD, Director, Cancer Science and Trends and Director, International Cancer Control, American Cancer Society In a recent editorial in the journal Tobacco Control, Kenneth Warner, PhD, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Michigan noted that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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Guest Blogger James Garlick, Relay For Life volunteer from Australia, writes about the 2013 National Relay For Life Campus Leadership Summit in Georgia The 2013 American Cancer Society National Relay For Life Campus Leadership Summit has been a tremendously informative... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Iris Pendergast, Director, American Cancer Society Global Relay For Life As part of on-going support by the American Cancer Society to lower the cancer burden around the world, I recently had the opportunity to visit the Pediatric Cancer Unit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis This year, World No Tobacco Day has a theme of ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.' Implementation of these... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Maisha Hutton, Healthy Caribbean Coalition It is May 27th, 2013 and I am sitting in the Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention listening to Power over Cervical Cancer Ambassador, Ms Genevieve Sambhi, tell her profoundly moving story of her... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By Anso Thom, Print Editor at Health-e News Service in South Africa Unlike many other diseases than often seem far removed and tough to grasp, there is hardly a human being on this planet who has not been affected by... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Ann McMikel, Interim Vice President, Global Health, American Cancer Society The 66th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place May 20-28 in Geneva, Switzerland. The assembly will hopefully serve as the culmination of targeted advocacy efforts... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Meg O’Brien, PhD, Program Director, American Cancer Society Treat the Pain program Each year, more than 2.9 million people in low- and middle-income countries die in pain from HIV or cancer without receiving adequate pain relief. Although opioids such... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By Gustavo S. Azenha, PhD, Lead Manager, American Cancer Society Global Health Department According to a report launched here at the Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG) 2013 conference in Sao Paulo today, there will be 1.7 million cases of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
By Rennie Sloan, Director, Global Health Communications, American Cancer Society In April, we observe World Health Day to celebrate the founding of the World Health Organization and to highlight global disease priorities. This year, the spotlight is on hypertension, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Cathy Hirsch, American Cancer Society volunteer and President of Reach to Recovery International Ten years ago this spring, my doctor gave me the dreaded news. I had breast cancer. I was only 43 -- a married mother of two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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It is not a surprise to witness the tobacco industry targeting women in the developing world through advertising campaigns that exploit women’s aspirations to become independent and self-reliant. Needless to say, the industry is also making every effort to keep cigarettes cheap and affordable for their new marketing targets. Those strategies are quite simply a replay of their tactics in the developed world. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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My family gave me the strength I needed to continue and when it was all over, I realized that maybe I could make a difference. I began to work with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia and we try to spread the word that cancer does not discriminate. If I could get it, then so could you. I believe No woman should have to go through what I did, and maybe I had to go through it, so there was someone who could spread the word that there is hope and you can get through it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
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By Jacqui Drope, Managing Director, Global Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society “Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer
Each year, February 4 – World Cancer Day provides us with an opportunity to unite together and raise our voices around the world about the rising epidemic of cancer. Every year, nearly 8 million people worldwide die from cancer. Many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at The Global Fight Against Cancer