Navigation Links
American Cancer Society to Present Highest Honor to Matthew L. Myers, Douglas R. Lowy, and Mark Schiffman for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Fight
Date:10/26/2007

Society's Medal of Honor, Founded in 1949, to be Awarded Tonight

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society -- the nation's leading voluntary health organization -- will present its highest honor, the Medal of Honor, to three Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against cancer. This year's winners, who will receive their awards at a ceremony during the American Cancer Society's annual meeting in Atlanta are: Matthew L. Myers for Cancer Control; Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., for Basic Research; and Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H., for Clinical Research. The Medal of Honor, originally called the American Cancer Society Award, was first given in 1949.

Matthew L. Myers, president and chief executive officer of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, will receive the Society's Medal of Honor for Cancer Control. He is being honored for his relentless work to eliminate tobacco use among children. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the US and around the globe, strives to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. The Campaign also acts as a counter force to the tobacco industry and its special interests.

Mr. Myers has spent the past 25 years participating in nearly every major tobacco-related legislative effort in the United States. In 1997, Mr. Myers participated in the negotiations with the state attorneys general that led to the historic 1997 settlement with the Liggett Tobacco Company, and later participated in the negotiations between the tobacco industry and the state attorneys general that led to the June 20, 1997 agreement between those parties. He then served as one of the leading spokespersons in the debate that followed in Congress and worked with Senator John McCain on his 1998 comprehensive tobacco legislation. On January 1, 2000, M
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Cancer Society
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens
2. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
3. American scientists alter gene makeup of babies
4. FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations
5. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
6. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
7. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
8. 38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger
9. Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium
10. Americans Growing Out Of Shape
11. Rise in Stress among Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... RI (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... recognize private practices that have made outstanding and ... in support and progression of private practice physical ... American Physical Therapy Association. , On behalf of ... OCS, owner and CEO of Performance accepted the ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Hill, IL (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... 2015 Awards celebrate the best of the best in ... The award is only given to communities and agencies ... through the SeniorAdvisor.com site. Of the nearly 100,000 providers ... this award. Winners of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2015 ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... get more fruits and vegetables at school than they do ... is true for students from wealthier families. These findings ... a healthy boost to poor students, diets, according to the ... students all ate a similar amount of fruits and vegetables ... recently in the journal Preventive Medicine . ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 ... factors perceived by United States women as impacting skin ... – the “Four C’s of skin care.” Water and ... the conclusions in a recent article describing the survey ... her experience, every item in every category discussed would ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 SIMpalm, a leading ... Connect App” for iPhone for its client, which allows ... is a company, specialized in finding the right wine. ... engine that uses combined sensory, chemistry and wine information. ... a virtual “wine fingerprint.” Those wines that are close ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Performance Physical Therapy Awarded with Jayne L. Snyder Private Practice of the Year 2014 2Health News:The Inn at Willow Falls - Crest Hill, IL Wins 2015 Best of Assisted Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com 2Health News:The Inn at Willow Falls - Crest Hill, IL Wins 2015 Best of Assisted Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com 3Health News:Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds 2Health News:Water and health advocate Sharon Kleyne adds a “W” for fresh water to “four C’s of skin care” 2Health News:Water and health advocate Sharon Kleyne adds a “W” for fresh water to “four C’s of skin care” 3Health News:Use WinMatch Connect App to Keep Track of Wines You Like 2
... 31 HEI, Inc. (Nasdaq: HEII ),( ... into an agreement,to sell substantially all of the ... Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dutch based Smartrac ... substantially all the assets of,the RFID division, including ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE:,MDZ), a ... global life,sciences markets, announced today that Stephen P. ... at the Thomas Weisel Partners,Healthcare Conference in Boston ... Time. Interested parties may access the live ...
... ARNA ) announced today that the company is ... Conference on September,6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time ... New York City. Jack Lief, Arena,s President,and Chief Executive ... company and its clinical development and discovery programs. ...
... Aug. 31 World Heart,Corporation (WorldHeart) (Nasdaq: ... support systems, today announced the appointment of,Mr. David ... Officer.,Mr. Richard Juelis, the departing CFO, will provide ... assist with the transition and with certain,specific projects. ...
... way toward screening people at risk for lung cancer ... from the University of Colorado say. , The most ... said researcher Wilbur A. Franklin, M.D., Professor of Pathology ... goal would be to develop screening techniques for lung ...
... reopen around the country, a new study finds that parents ... early as fourth grade. ,A review of national and statewide ... typical 4th graders, 10% have already had more than a ... the past year. While the numbers are small in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HEI, Inc. Announces Sale of RFID Division Assets 2Health News:Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2Health News:Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 3Health News:WorldHeart Appoints David Pellone Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk 2Health News:Underage drinking starts before adolescence 2Health News:Underage drinking starts before adolescence 3
(Date:12/15/2014)... -- The Government of Ghana has endorsed a ... and Terumo BCT to respond to the emerging Ebola crisis within ... health system capacity to the citizens of Ghana ... Readiness and Resilience Initiative (GERRI) is a multi-agency effort designed to: ... possible arrival of the Ebola epidemic , Provide new blood ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Drug Injection Devices to 2020" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 As new drugs become ... of health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued ... process and increase the efficiency and reliability with ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... has purchased the HiSeq X Ten sequencing system ... will enable HudsonAlpha to produce and analyze genomic ... purchase stems from the Institute,s commitment to research ... The HiSeq X Ten provides unprecedented capacity, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Government of Ghana Endorses Collaboration to Combat Ebola Epidemic 2Government of Ghana Endorses Collaboration to Combat Ebola Epidemic 3Government of Ghana Endorses Collaboration to Combat Ebola Epidemic 4Government of Ghana Endorses Collaboration to Combat Ebola Epidemic 5Government of Ghana Endorses Collaboration to Combat Ebola Epidemic 6Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system 2HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system 3
... Throughput Sorter RSD ProVolume ... in the field of pre-sorting and ... of considerable speed but is also ... can be integrated. Secure and tight ...
... System RCS 800 closes various plastic primary and ... way. Different tube heights and diameters can be ... be used for send-outs. The integration into other ... System RSD 800 and High Throughput Sorter RSD ...
... DS 800 selectively removes closures from various sample ... towards the rack opening in one run. The ... PVT Systems like Sorting System RS 800 (optional), ... ProVolume and Aliquoting System RSD 800A. All common ...
... offers reagents to detect sequences of ... virus 1, 2 and 3; influenza ... syncytial virus A and B. ... create homebrew tests., *Analyte ...
Medicine Products: