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Cancer Research

Wasp's Venom Could Be A Powerful 'Weapon Against Cancer,' Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

Toxic, but life-saving? It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of Polybia paulista, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that descript...

Obama Calls For A Greater Effort To Fight Ovarian Cancer

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday honored women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families and urged more research into prevention...

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Man Plants Endless Lanes Of Sunflowers To Honor Beloved Late Wife, Benefit Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News

This man's love for his late wife has only blossomed.  Don Jaquish's beloved wife, Babette, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was dia...

For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!

Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

It is not a bottleneck at the FDA that is to blame. Medical research is simply not producing the breakthroughs needed for breast cancer. And we should not let a reduction of safety and efficacy standards replace our demand for safer and more effective treatments.

110 Are Dying... Every Day!

Carol A Miele | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol A Miele

What are you thinking after reading this title? Does it bring about visions of people dying from the Ebola virus in Africa? Does it conjure up thought...

As Cancer Research Advances, Effective Therapies Don't Keep Apace -- Here's How to Fix That

Katie Couric | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Katie Couric

We believe more must be done to speed the development and delivery of treatments for cancer and many other diseases based on proven science, without compromising safety -- indeed, while increasing our confidence in these potentially valuable treatments.

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

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.