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Cancer Research

Sparking Breakthroughs, a Holiday Wish

Jay Scott | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It's the season where we chat about our holiday wishes with co-workers and over dinner parties. We are hoping to get a new phone or a gym membership...

Pecking Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science

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5 Reasons Why The Future Looks Bright For Humans And Bleak For Cancer

Joan Massagué | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Massagué

The history of attempts to understand and control cancer is littered with disappointments and false starts. Many significant advances in research and ...

That Kid's Got Potential (And So Do We)

Tom Glavine | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Tom Glavine

During Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, there will come a point bigger than the game itself. Potential will take on a new meaning when 50,000 people in a baseball stadium symbolically "stand up to cancer."

Animal Studies Offer Cancer Research Clues

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.

Cancer Research Funding Is Scary

Mike Craycraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Craycraft

We the people have paid our taxes and elected our officials based on the promises to increase funding for cancer research and yet our efforts via those avenues have failed. Let us decide to fund cancer research.

Could Circus Elephants Help Cure Childhood Cancer?

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Kristen Hewitt

Taking your child to the circus is an experience most parents share with their little ones at least once in their lives. Now, the circus brings an even greater source of fulfillment for families, one that could potentially change the treatment of childhood cancer -- and it starts with elephants.

Credit Cards For Good Samaritans

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

What some consumers may not know is that there exist certain credit cards whose rewards programs are geared toward helping out good our neighbors, and the planet as a whole.

Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

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...