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Cancer Research

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.

On World Cancer Day: BCRF Calls to Unite Around Research

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

All normal cells grow and divide. But cancer cells grow without limit. They divide without stopping. They change and they spread, invading healthy tis...

Hey, Pink Ribbons: You Missed This One!

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

In return for our good fortune, each of us who is a breast cancer survivor or caregiver can join Barb in her tireless efforts to raise funds for IBC research and press for solutions to its mysterious and high mortality rate.

Let the 'Cancer Moonshot' Inspire Hope!

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

As individuals, all we can do for now is keep contributing to cancer research, voting for candidates who support intensified research funding, and hoping that this latest moonshot initiative will fulfill our wildest hopes and dreams for controlling this equal-opportunity killer.

Biden's Cancer Moonshot Aims to Launch Us Deep Into Our Own Genomes

Dawn Field | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Dawn Field

The frontier to conquer this time is not space but the depths of our own genomes. There's hope that the ability to correct faulty genes and the mutations they cause will lead to new cures for cancer. Informatics infrastructure, including using artificial intelligence that enables smart data mining, is also crucial.

Put Advocates in Charge of the Breast Cancer Research Agenda

Fran Visco | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Fran Visco

Across the country, people run, walk, dine out, buy "stuff" and write checks to support breast cancer research. All of this is great. But what exactly...

The Cancer Moonshot: Ready, Willing and Able

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

President Obama's announcement of a cancer "Moonshot" - with Vice President Joe Biden at the controls - is sending positive shockwaves through the cancer community today. It is the right initiative, at the right time, with the right leader.

This Record Label Is Donating David Bowie Album Sales To Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact

The independent British record label Rough Trade announced that it would donate all profits from David Bowie album sales this month to Cancer Research...

Take Action Against Lung Cancer

Jack Huston | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Huston

Having been a smoker for 15 years, I realize that now is the time for me to stop acting and to take action -- to follow my own message and do my best to avoid becoming another lung cancer statistic.

The Children's Inn at NIH: 25 Years of Getting Caring Right

Jennie Lucca | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Jennie Lucca

The families at The Inn are among more than 1,500 families who come every year to stay while participating in research studies at the National Institutes of Health. Thanks to our dedicated donors, our families pay nothing during their stay, no matter how long treatments last.

4 Reasons To Be Hopeful About The Quest To Reverse Cancer

Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

One of the fastest-moving fields in cancer research, epigenetics is the study of changes that influence how DNA does its job. Some of these alteration...

Time to Get to the Real Work of Ending Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Fran Visco

This past October, the National Breast Cancer Coalition highlighted our longtime theme of "action, not awareness" during Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

Yvonna Russell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

Grammy award winning songwriter Denise Rich celebrated with friends, board members and donors in victory at Tao Downtown on Monday, November 30.

Pancreatic Cancer Ecosystem and Vitamin D

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

A few months ago, I spent time hiking in the woods in Big Sur, mesmerized by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean viewed from the mountain ridges. But ...

A New Approach to Revolutionize Clinical Trials

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Llewellyn King

It may be the biggest thing in medicine in a long time. It's not a new drug, or therapy or discovery. Instead it's a new way of doing clinical trials ...

Sparking Breakthroughs, a Holiday Wish

Jay Scott | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Thanks to our generous supporters, we've been able to spark breakthroughs in treating childhood cancer. As the parent of a child with cancer, there is no better feeling than knowing that the research we fund is actually saving the life of a child -- like 10-year-old Zach Witt.

Pecking Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science

Pigeons are no bird brains. These animals could help scientists make big advances in the world of breast cancer research, according to a peer-reviewed...

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

Joan Massagué | Posted 12.18.2015 | 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 09.25.2016 | 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 09.21.2016 | 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 description. ...