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Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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.

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.

Sustaining Progress in Cancer Research: Precision Medicine and More

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One very encouraging proposal in President Obama's recent State of the Union is the commitment to greater federal investment in biomedical research, including precision medicine and genomics research.

Promising Research Can't Stall for Lack of Funding

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and painful, chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease will only be overcome if we, as a nation, have the will and commitment to once again make funding the type of essential research that led to the eradication of polio in the U.S. such a high national priority.

Congress Must Address the Innovation Deficit

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

It's important to note that prospective graduate students have been particularly hard hit by these cuts, which in many cases prevent them from pursuing the advanced degrees and attaining the skills needed by employers.

In the Fight Against Cancer, What's Next?

Lance Armstrong | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Lance Armstrong

Fifteen years ago, soon after I began treatment and long before I knew if I would survive, I received an email from a cancer patient that said, "You don't know it yet, but we're the lucky ones." I didn't understand it immediately, but I do now.