• Nov. 17 2021
  • Village Administrator

New Research and Training Grants Awarded!

Nation's largest non-government, not-for-profit funder of cancer research announces 82 grants at 59 institutions totaling $47.4 Million

ATLANTANov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 82 research and training grants totaling $47.4 million. The grants will fund investigators at 59 institutions across the United States and include 67 new grants and 15 renewals of previous grants. All the grants were funded in 2021.  

  • May. 3 2021
  • Village Administrator

Reschedule Missed Vaccine Visits for Kids

Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention

ATLANTAMay 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to boost public health and help keep vaccinations on track in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer Society continues efforts around Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a campaign to eliminate HPV cancers as a public health problem, starting with cervical cancer.

  • Apr. 12 2021
  • Village Administrator

American Cancer Society Names Dr. Karen Knudsen as its Next CEO

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) 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 organizations’ CEO since 2015.  

  • Apr. 4 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS leads effort to increase cancer screening rates

The American Cancer Society has long been a leader in raising awareness about the importance of cancer screening. Now, amid unprecedented declines in screening rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are approaching our efforts to increase screening rates with more urgency than ever.  

Even before the pandemic, screening rates weren’t high enough. We don’t know the full extent of the decline due to the pandemic yet, but this much is clear: if we don’t act with sustained urgency to help people get back to screening, we could see a rise in cancer mortality rates in the coming years.  

  • Apr. 1 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS takes steps to reopen Hope Lodge facilities in Q3

Mar 31, 2021

Since our Hope Lodge facilities temporarily closed to patients last year, we have been awaiting the day we can again welcome guests to these special communities. Now, the American Cancer Society is taking steps to prepare to open most Hope Lodge facilities in the third quarter of 2021.

We’ll know more about reopening plans for specific facilities as we get into Q2, but we are planning for most communities to reopen at about 30 percent capacity.

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