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Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. For those of us who are parents, these may be familiar sayings that we tell our children to either get them moving, or instead have them slow down.

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.

On My Father's Death from Brain Cancer: A Eulogy

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Davis Schneiderman

Remember with me the second Phil Schneiderman, who told us each day -- and in each blink of his closing eye -- that he knew, when it mattered most, what it meant to love us each in return.

A Look At Oregon's 'Death With Dignity' Law, Which Allowed Brittany Maynard To End Her Life

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Death with Dignity advocate Brittany Maynard's choice to die Saturday has shed light on the laws that would allow terminally ill people to take a fata...

My Brain Cancer Patient Father Is Still Alive, Despite the Claim of a Commenter

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

I know that the meaning my father's slow death -- and yes, his continuing if uncomfortable life -- may well be no meaning at all. So, please, Internet troll, don't bury a man who (if he gets his way) will still be here 10 years from now.

6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can't Stop Smiling After Volunteers Surprise Her With Dream Pool

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

These 200 strangers came together just to put a splash of joy in a little girl's life. Ava Doiron-Frankland of Salem, New Hampshire, was 5 years o...

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

On Surviving a Brain Cancer Death Sentence

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

My father is now a long-term survivor who has completely defied the conventional wisdom about his disease. He has survived for seven years: seven years living with a disease whose five-year survival rate for the most favorable patient class is a dismal 14 percent.

How My Father's Brain Cancer Taught Me to Parent

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

These days, I sometimes sit with my father, silently, amazed at how he has completely transformed. And how I am now a parent of two constantly transforming daughters.

LA Dodgers Welcome Back Former Make-A-Wish Visitor For Spring Training

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Ramirez stood in the hot desert sun, smiling as he surveyed the pitchers tossing in front of him. The teenager asked for a...

A Husband's Struggle with Glioblastoma: My Tribute

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Death can be infused with love and caring; and for the most part, peace can come, and in a strange way, gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate a full life.