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San Francisco's Tech Community Teams Up To Hack Cancer

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 08.18.2016 | San Francisco
Rachel Wolfson

From growth hacking to everyday life hacks, hacking essentially means finding unique and clever ways to solve a meaningful problem. And while hacking goes a long way in the world of tech, Silicon Valley's tech community is now focused on hacking an even larger problem -- cancer.

Scientists Raising Their Own Funds For Cancer Research

Healthline | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living

On August 6, Dr. Matthew S. Davids will gear up for a two-day bike ride that will cover about 190 miles. He'll pedal his way over the challenging hil...

A Grieving Father's Invitation To Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton To Discuss Childhood Cancer As A National Priority

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton your children are adults now, living in a world where the incidence rates of cancer continue to rise. I believe that by placing greater emphasis on childhood cancer we can make a significant impact on all cancer as a whole. Isn't it worth an hour of our time?

Why Some Cancer Research Data Isn't Shared

Healthline | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Joe Biden wants cancer researchers to share their data, and he's not mincing words. At last month's Cancer Moonshot Summit, the vice president promis...

Cancer Trial Deaths Not Expected To Slow Down Research

Healthline | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Research is expected to continue in an emerging field of cancer treatment despite the deaths of three people in a clinical trial. Officials at Juno T...

Innovations In Science: Pursuing Another Giant Leap For Mankind

Olivier Dumon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Regardless of who you are, where you live, or your personal circumstances, chances are you've been touched by cancer in some form. And you don't have to have cancer to be affected by it.

Why Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Is A Game Changer

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

In response to Vice President Biden's call for commitment, cooperation and collaboration, today, we announce an unprecedented goal of doubling our annual cancer research investment from $50 million to $100 million, aiming for a cumulative investment of $1 billion, by 2021.

The War On Cancers

Jack Kavanaugh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Kavanaugh

he hope for those (like my own brother) who have what today are deemed as incurable cancers, is that they can be sustained long enough on therapies that slow down or halt cancer progression, giving the opportunity for one of the exciting new therapeutic approaches to become a reality and win the battle and ultimately the War on Cancers.

Here's One Reason To Be Optimistic About The Field Of Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science

Simply comprehending that not every cancer behaves the same way has significantly changed how scientists conceptualize the disease -- and has helped t...

Laugh, Think, Cry: A Philosophy for Life

Ken Budd | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Budd

"Number one is laugh--you should laugh every day. Number two is think--you should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears--it could be happiness or joy. But think about it: If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heckuva day."

A Tinkerer Takes on Cancer By Hijacking the Tiny Garbage Trucks Inside Every Cell

STAT | Posted 05.18.2016 | Science

By Eric Boodman NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The idea was born over beer in a hotel bar. It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract...

The Show Will Go On

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

We know change is the only constant in life, and yet we are always rattled to some degree when it arrives. Ease and familiarity is what we crave most,...

Big Pharma Just Bet $10 Billion On A Cancer Drug Startup. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Question: What do WhatsApp and a little-known (until recently) cancer research startup named Stemcentrx have in common? Answer: They're the top two la...

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

Providing Better Data On The Burden Of Childhood Cancer In LMICs

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

By Dr. Sumit Gupta and Dr. Shaun Morris The significant progress that has been made in treating pediatric cancer is rightly celebrated: over 80% of c...

What's New in Breast Cancer Research?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Standard chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, but also kills many normal cells, causing side effects like fatigue, hair loss, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Biologic therapy works by targeting drugs to act against the specific molecular changes that make cancer cells "tick."

Biden's Astronaut Takes Over Moonshot

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

His vantage point from the survivor trenches is more critical than any perspective from the war room, since patients are the ones who have been routinely left behind in our haphazard campaign for the cure thus far.

Our 'Moonshot' to Cure Cancer: It's Time to Push the Boundaries

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

I'm personally inspired by the "Moonshot" effort, and more than ever, I'm moved and motivated by the LUNG FORCE Heroes who bravely share their stories to raise awareness about lung cancer, and I'm honored to join them on Capitol Hill on March 16.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day Raises National Awareness

Alexa Klebanow | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Alexa Klebanow

Much of the dialogue around breast cancer tends to suggest a uniform type of disease, but those who have experienced this diagnosis first-hand or through a loved one know that there are many different kinds of breast cancer. And unfortunately through my own experiences, I learned about one of the most aggressive, deadly types: triple-negative breast cancer.

Forty-Four (and Other Brutal Numbers Associated With Childhood Cancer)

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

Gold ribbons remind me of one maddening fact: childhood cancer research is grossly underfunded.

Creating Meaning From the Unthinkable

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

The Strongs are making sure that Oliver's death will make a difference for other families. Saying "Enough!" and taking action furthers their own healing and moves us all closer to a world in which no parent will have to lose a child to cancer.

Lost in Translation

Gregory Roloff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.

The Cancer Moonshot Could Depend Most on You

Sandra Horning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science
Sandra Horning

A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.

Joe Biden Shares Grief With A Woman Whose Brother Died Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is bringing the personal touch to the White House's new assault on cancer. After watching her brother battle mu...

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.