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Cancer Research Funding

4 Rays of Hope for 'Precision' Cancer Therapies

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

When they arrive, precision therapies may guide each individual's cancer treatments for improved survival and quality of life. Yet today we can generate more information than can be integrated and analyzed.

Stand Up to Cancer: The Movement

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Michelle Blair Wilker

What would you do with a stage three-cancer diagnosis? Mope? Grieve? Surrender? It's devastating and paralyzing. It quickly snuffs out hope and threatens your joy. It murders you figuratively and sometimes takes you literally.

Fighting Cancer With Smart Funding

Sir David Lane, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Sir David Lane, Ph.D.

If funded sufficiently and in the right way -- long-term, with a minimum of red tape -- cancer researchers can be freed up to do more science and thus, perhaps, generate more lifesaving interventions.

Cancer Advocates Are Waiting on the Tarmac

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Cornwall

Congress' decision to modify the sequester for the FAA air traffic controllers while ignoring the plight of cancer-affected families was inexcusable. Yet in a perverse way, Congress may have done cancer fighters a favor, giving us a vivid image on which to focus: full airplanes waiting in line to take off.

The Politics of Cancer

Mike Smith | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Mike Smith

Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate, spoke against specific legislation aimed at pancreatic research at the National Press Club this week.

Week 1 of the Great Lung Run

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

I'm The Chick Running From New York To San Francisco

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

I'm just your average 24-year-old who grew up in San Francisco, went to Harvard University, and moved to New York soon after college... And now I'm running across the country, 30 miles a day, to raise money and awareness for lung cancer.

Cancer Research Should Be a National Priority

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Our nation needs to take a united stand against our common enemy. We must not let cancer remain the second-leading cause of death when we have the opportunity to fight it.