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Cancer Research

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

The 'Omics' and the Future of Cancer Research

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Perhaps some of the most innovative work in the field being done today centers around genomics and related fields such as proteomics. They have given researchers new ways to understand susceptibility to cancer -- especially breast cancer -- and therefore new targets for treatment.

This Vaccine Could Change The Way We Fight Cancer

Posted 05.18.2015 | OWN

Promising new research and a first-of-its-kind clinical trial may be game changers in the fight against ovarian cancer. By Jennifer Kaylin ...

What Does Your Gear Do? Aces in Action Is Giving a New Meaning to Style

Caroline Watson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Caroline Watson

Earning the nickname 'Smokin' Aces' from his days shooting hoops at EBC Rucker Park, Kortovich has ingrained himself into the basketball community after losing his father to cancer at an early age.

Finding My Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

In the last blog, I wrote about starting treatment with Dr. Isacoff in Los Angeles to find a way to deal with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Since I li...

Spain's Top Cancer Researcher Has A Simple Wish For The Next Decade

HuffPost Spain | David Ramos | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo is a different kind of researcher. He doesn’t care about publishing; he cares about discovering. He’s not afraid of fail...

Breastfeeding Might Guard Against Certain Types Of Breast Cancers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

The list of health benefits associated with breastfeeding is a long one -- preventing postpartum depression, reducing stress and promoting weight loss...

How to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness When the Word "Breast" is "Indecent"

Dr. Houriya Kazim | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Houriya Kazim

Paradoxically, breast cancer has an inspirational side. This grassroots fight against the disease has taught me it can be combated, it is not always fatal, and that early detection and good medical care surely make a difference.

We Can Win the War on Cancer

John R. Seffrin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
John R. Seffrin

With continued scientific discovery, ongoing efforts to enact cancer control policies and collaboration among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, we can make this century cancer's last.

Sam Stein

An Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Says U.S. Science Has Never Been More Imperiled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 150 or so people gathered in an otherwise empty National Press Club in downtown D.C. Hours earlier, in...

Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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...