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7 Millennials Who Are Too Busy Changing The World To Take Selfies

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact

The old narcissistic, entitled millennial stereotype has grown tired. From tech to business to medicine, these young people have proven they're changi...

Thanks And Giving 10 Year Anniversary

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

This year, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital celebrated its 10th year of the Thanks and Giving Campaign: a holiday tradition that encourages shopp...

Childhood Cancer: The Continued Shortage of Life-Saving Drugs

Erin Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

The shortage of medication in the world of childhood cancer is not new. It is a recurring problem and a concrete plan needs to be enacted to keep it from happening -- ever.

Save Lives - End Sequestration!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

While I am holding out hope that Congress will still do what is right for cancer patients and their families and end the sequester, reinvesting in the fight against this devastating disease, it is not enough.

It's Time to Topple Lung Cancer from its Perch Atop the Cancer Heap

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a double-edged sword. While it puts a spotlight on lung cancer, raising funds and building awareness, that spotlight only lasts 30 days, and lung cancer is taking close to 160,000 lives each year.

Retro Report: What Happened to Nixon's War on Cancer?

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Olivia Katrandjian

Forty-two years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and vowed to make curing cancer a national crusade.

Helplessness: Lessons From Childhood

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

We can learn that helplessness isn't inherently a trauma. We are each born into it, and someday each will return to it, but it's a natural state of living and being alive. Do we approach helplessness as the infant?

The Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

Posted 11.04.2013 | OWN

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock "Once I felt the tiny lump, I knew it was cancer," says Debra,* remembering the day, four years ago, when she noticed ...

Actress Andrea Powell of Ender's Game Talks About Her Work With Cancer Research and is Asked to Share a Secret -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

In Part I of this interview we discussed Andrea's horrifying yet wonderful audition for Ender's Game and other delicious details about her life including her recent trip to Iceland with her husband of 20 years and her Cherokee Indian family history.

All Cancer Is Metastatic!

Susan M. Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

So in honor of all our sisters and brothers living with known metastatic disease, let us honor their experience while recognizing that theirs is a much bigger club than we have previously acknowledged.

New, Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance Sets a Cooperative Tone

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Elaine Schattner

This October, there's some encouraging news on the breast cancer front. Yes, there are new drugs in the pipeline and ongoing trials -- the same old, real progress, slow as usual. Until last week, that is, when there came a hint of meaningful change in the breast cancer community.

A Tale of Two Women: The Story Behind 'The Reality Rally'

Clarissa Burt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Life has a terrible way of twisting toward tragedy, and dreams have a funny way of coming true. Few know this better than Gillian Larson. Her methodology? "Dream it. Believe it. Prepare for it. Do it."

The Balkanization of Breast Cancer

Susan M. Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

In the middle of the celebratory Pink Cloud, that we in the breast cancer business call October, I think we need to stop and recognize that we are all in this together.

Can Health Care Be Hacked?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

As the pace of innovation is speeding up elsewhere, health care innovation lags behind. Can a hackathon help? What can health care learn from contemp...

Fighting the Killers: California Stem Cell Program Takes on Leukemia and Cancer

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

Is one of these approaches (or a combination of them both) the answer to cancer? We cannot say. No one can predict the path or pace of science. But some things we can know. Without dedicated scientists like these, cure will not happen.

Awareness... What A Bullsh*t Word

Erin Santos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Erin Santos

Times are changing. These kids are fighting harder and longer. Their stories are getting out there because the chemo drugs are not curing kids, but they are extending their lives. People ARE aware of them. Awareness of pediatric cancer is out there. But now we are getting stalled because the movement is not moving.

Allowing a Child's Dream to Take Shape - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jay Scott | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

When my daughter, Alexandra "Alex" Scott, told a reporter in 2004 that she wanted to raise $1 million to help find a cure for childhood cancer, the first thing that went through many people's minds (including mine) was -- that's impossible.

Thanks for Nothing, Mr. President

Jonathan Agin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Lighting the White House gold would not cure any children or provide additional research funding. But that is not the point.

Childhood Cancer Advocacy and Direction: The Tail Wagging the Dog

Jonathan Agin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I believe that insistence must be placed upon investing in research that has multiple controls in the form of collaborative checks and balances.

Letting Caregivers Actually Care

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It is not a strength to be self-sufficient at all times in all circumstances. The people you love are dying to be there for you, and we in turn need to reciprocate that. It's a gift that we can give, and that we owe, to the people who put everything aside just so our lives can be a little more tolerable.

Jack Andraka: 'Through The Internet, Anything Is Possible'

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.08.2013 | Teen

When Jack Andraka was only 15-years-old, he made an incredible discovery that could change the way we detect cancer. Today, he's continuing to share h...

Theater of the Absurd in Congress: Do We Really Favor Fortified Borders Over Curing Cancer?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Cornwall

Congress is about to fulfill our most negative fears, demonstrating the absurdity of their nonsense dialogue in pursuit of meaningless actions that are nearly impossible to execute toward goals that are nearly unachievable.

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: How Do We Know Which Cancer Therapies Really Work?

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

How do we know which newly touted treatments really work (i.e., are safe and effective) and which do not? The best way, and one that has led to steady progress in the treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, is through the randomized controlled clinical trial.

Girl, 4, With Cancer Inspires Community To Raise Thousands For Research

gloucestertownship.patch.com | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Watch out, cancer, here comes your worst enemy. She’s a new masked, pink-caped crusader with a bionic arm and an unwavering resolve not to let cance...

EU Faces the Music: Congress Fiddles

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Is speedier air travel more important than lunch for senior citizens or early childhood education for pre-schoolers? How about cancer research, heating assistance, police protection, or special education? All have lost funding to the sequester.