The American Cancer Society Research Efforts

 

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Focusing on head and neck surgical interventions since 1991, Dr. William B. Clark treats patients at ENT Associates of Northwest Florida in Pensacola. Active in charitable donations, Dr. William B. Clark gives to the American Cancer Society.

This community-based organization enlists the efforts of millions as it strives to wipe out cancer as a significant health threat. It launched its cancer prevention studies in the 1950s, searching over the long term for medical and behavioral factors in the onset of cancer. These efforts found links between smoking and cancer, obesity and cancer, and other connections.

The society has moved from studying tobacco use to curbing it. It is now investigating the economic aspects of controlling tobacco use in low- to middle-income populations.

The American Cancer Society has also been one of the first organizations to look into how psychosocial and behavioral habits play a role in controlling cancer. It seeks to learn the effects of quality of life, family life, and the medical care of survivors.

Finally, the society spends over $7 million annually in prevention research to determine the impact of vaccines, hormones, diet, and physical fitness.

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Dr. William B. Clark of Pensacola, Florida, commands nearly three decades of experience as a medical practitioner with specialized training in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) treatments for adults and children. As the owner and lead physician of ENT Associates of Northwest Florida since 1991, Dr. Clark oversees the day-to-day administration and patient care for a busy Pensacola clinic. Prior to opening his private practice, Dr. William B. Clark completed his medical training at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine and served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing his undergraduate work at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, and joining the military in 1978, Dr. William B. Clark went on to earn his M.D. from The University of Tennessee in 1982. He followed this up with a yearlong medical internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California and then a four-year residency in otolaryngology at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. During the course of his military career, Dr. Clark served as a Battalion Surgeon at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Naval Hospital Orlando. In 1991, Dr. Clark, a Navy Lieutenant commander at the time, received his honorable discharge and entered into private practice. Throughout his career, Dr. William B. Clark has kept his training and technical knowledge up to date through memberships in regional and national professional medical societies. He currently holds membership in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American and Florida Medical Associations, and the Escambia County Medical Society. A family man and philanthropist, Dr. Clark spends his free time with his wife and three children and contributing hours and resources to the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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