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American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform

In testimony before the United States Senate Finance Committee Thursday, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, called on Congress to create stability in the Medicare physician payment system...
11-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons Publishes New Guidelines for Sustaining Lifelong Competency of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) released updated guidelines aimed at promoting surgeons' lifelong competency. The ACS statement focuses on enhancing patient safety and preserving physician dignity without imposing arbitrary age restrictions.
10-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons Commends Passage of STOP THE BLEED® Bill in State of Washington

The ACS applauds the Washington State Legislature for enacting Senate Bill 5790, which mandates that schools in the state of Washington maintain and provide bleeding control equipment on campus and includes other measures to greatly help communities...
29-Mar-2024 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Improved Outcomes in Hospitals Accredited for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) demonstrate significantly better outcomes for patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery compared to non-accredited hospitals,...
28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Left an Enduring Imprint on Colorectal Cancer Surgery

In a retrospective analysis of 105,517 patients with colorectal cancer, researchers found that colorectal cancer surgical cases fell by 17.3% during the first year of the pandemic.
25-Mar-2024 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research in April: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Health, OR Supply Costs, and More

The April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) features new research on topics ranging from colorectal cancer and social vulnerability to operating room supply costs, the rise in school shootings since 1970, and the impact...
15-Mar-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Diagnoses Plummeted During First Year of Pandemic

There was a 15-20% decrease in newly diagnosed breast cancer cases reported to American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer sites in 2020 compared to 2019.
14-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smoking Is an Undertreated Risk Factor After a Cancer Diagnosis

Baseline survey results of a national quality improvement project led by the American College of Surgeons describe the many challenges and missed opportunities these centers may face when trying to help patients quit smoking.
13-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American College of Surgeons Supports National Lung Cancer Screening Day, Urges More Americans to Get Screened

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) urges more Americans to take advantage of life-saving lung cancer screening.
8-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST

Prostate Cancer Is More Common Than You Think

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has partnered with the American Urological Association (AUA) to share vital information about the concerning rise in advanced cases of prostate cancer and how men can protect their health and make the most...
7-Sep-2023 4:00 PM EDT

Three Tips for Managing Pain after Surgery

Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Patient Education Committee and vice chair of research for the department of surgery at UTHealth Houston, offers these three tips for safely and effectively...
6-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT

STOP THE BLEED Is the ‘CPR of Bleeding’

Dr. David Shapiro describes the STOP THE BLEED® program and how he has seen the program make a direct impact in his community.
15-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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