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Cancer Research

Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. For those of us who are parents, these may be familiar sayings that we tell our children to either get them moving, or instead have them slow down.

Save Lives: Restore Cancer Research Funding Now

Phillip A. Sharp | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Phillip A. Sharp

The current stream of progress against cancer can be turned into a tidal wave if we as a nation devote the right level of funding, intensity, and collaboration to the cause.

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.

Two Events, One Lesson: Increase Federal Support for Cancer Research

Gregory Sorensen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Gregory Sorensen

In 2014, NIH research funding for cancer was $56 million less than it was in 2010. This means we now have to fight for increased funding at a time when potentially monumental breakthroughs are in our grasp. In the war against cancer we've had to open up a second front.

Massachusetts Governor Buzzes Hair Off To Raise Money For Cancer Research

The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker got a sharp new short haircut on Tuesday that helped raise money for charity and met the appro...

Two Events, One Lesson: Increase Federal Support for Cancer Research

Gregory Sorenson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Gregory Sorenson

In 2014, NIH research funding for cancer was $56 million less than it was in 2010. This means we now have to fight for increased funding at a time when potentially monumental breakthroughs are in our grasp. In the war against cancer we've had to open up a second front.

Rise In Skin Cancer May Be Linked To Cheap Vacation Packages

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Adults older than 65 are seven times more likely to develop skin cancer than they were about 40 years ago. According to new figures released by Ca...

Young Man Bares All (Colostomy Bag Included) for Colon Cancer Awareness

Will Lanier | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Will Lanier

In December of 2014, I went into the hospital for my final surgery. When I woke up, my colostomy bag was gone, and I was on the road to recovery. It's funny -- the little things. The little things sometimes teach us the biggest lessons in life.

Sam Stein

The Incredible Moment When Tea Party Republicans Stunned A Room Full Of Scientific Research Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two minutes into a speech Tuesday morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) turned to the subject of his hair. He had shaved his head recently...

Not Just Another App

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Much of the world tuned in this week to see the highly heralded unveiling of the Apple Watch. But another, less anticipated Apple announcement has generated a great deal of excitement and may in fact be an even more transformative tool -- launching a new era for breast cancer patients.

Medical Myths Are Killing Us

Ace Robinson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ace Robinson

In the past few months, I -- and many of my colleagues in the field of Public Health -- have been absolutely horrified by the seemingly growing number of preventable illnesses in this country.

Sustaining Progress in Cancer Research: Precision Medicine and More

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One very encouraging proposal in President Obama's recent State of the Union is the commitment to greater federal investment in biomedical research, including precision medicine and genomics research.

A View of Healthcare from Room K 631

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Pearl Korn

Hours before Christmas, at exactly 7:00am on December 24th, I was heading to the Emergency Room at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Montefiore ...

Update on Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year.

Cancer Patients Growing Their Own Tumors In Mice In Hopes Of A Cure

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same - with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a pri...

A Tale of Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Two new heroes have emerged this year. Each has shown amazing courage, leadership and generosity in helping others. They have achieved all this despite having brain cancer.

I Take 'Detox Your Home' Very Personally -- So Should You

Fran Drescher | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Drescher

Does that sound like a recipe for disaster? We have no idea what the long-term effects of these chemicals are. But from what we can see so far, they're not good.

Good News in Women's Health

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

When the Women's Health Initiative was established more than 20 years ago, no one was talking in grandiose terms and few would have anticipated the wide-ranging health benefits (and huge cost savings) that would result in the decades ahead.

From Patient to Researcher: A 360-Experience With Breast Cancer

Dr. Electra Paskett | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Dr. Electra Paskett

Though my mother and grandmother both had breast cancer, I never intended to focus on cancer research when I chose a career in public health. But as luck would have it, my science background would prepare me when I was diagnosed with the disease at 40 -- and shaped my career.

What We Know About Cancer And Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are so many important reasons to protect normal circadian function, and to make high quality sleep a daily priority. Our increasing understanding of the circadian influence over cancer is yet another very good one.

Alena Hall

Meet The Breast Cancer Survivor Who's Raised A Record Amount Of Money For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

When Cathy Jolly was only 35 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn her life upside down. After surviving her battle and empathizing ...

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

My Strong Reaction To Joan Lunden's Bald People Magazine Cover Isn't What You Might Think

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

When I see that photo of Joan, the newer one, I am filled with hope for her. I am filled with a hope that those battling cancer get to live the rest of their lives, happy and healthy, in honor of those who didn't. In honor of my Dad.

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.

Our Pathetic War Against Cancer - Part II

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

It is one thing to have cancer, but it is quite another thing to realize you will eventually join a million other cancer fatalities knowing that your society could have done more...but willfully chose not to.