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Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

Knocking Out ALL

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Every now and then things go right, really, really right. In an immunotherapy clinical trial, 27 of the 29 l...

Extending Your Bloodline Without Kids

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Pradeep Aradhya

Last week I made a donation of my Bone Marrow Cells or Hematopoietic Stem Cells to an anonymous Leukemia patient via the Be The Match Registry. These are specialized Stem Cells that can only grow into various blood cells.

Happy Mother's Day Ann!

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

Mother's Day is nearing. It's a holiday that celebrates the woman who brought you into this world. It's a holiday that celebrates birth, and therefore life. It's a holiday that celebrates the very building blocks and nature of family. So don't take it for granted.

Equal Opportunity for Those Needing Bone Marrow Transplants

The Charles Bronfman Prize | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
The Charles Bronfman Prize

When I was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, the doctor told me to go home and prepare my bucket list. While there was a cure for my disease -- a bone marrow transplant -- I would nonetheless die because I'd never find a matching donor.

Give and Take for a Marriage That Lasts

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Pullen Kent

For my parents-in-law, it's spoken in very few words, rather love is sleeping on a roll-away bed in a hospital room, an arm's length from his wife, never leaving her side. Love is fighting the battle of a lifetime with unending courage so she can stay with her husband as long as possible.

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.

American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.

On to 2016

Carolyn Bass | Posted 01.02.2016 | Books
Carolyn Bass

It goes that 2016 will find me doing the same thing I've done every year. I'll be loving on my great, big, crazy family and doing this: Write. Edit. Publish. Repeat.

Teen Bravely Battling Leukemia Named Honorary Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

U.S. Navy SEALs are an elite group of warriors -- their training alone is considered "some of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding" ...

Meet The Cancer Drug That Works Better Than Chemo

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Chemotherapy is considered the standard treatment for most cancers, including leukemia. But in a surprising new clinical trial, a non-chemo drug calle...

Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Takes Over Cancer Company

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund executive notorious for radically jacking up the price of a pill used by cancer and HIV patients, has taken over...

Baby With Incurable Leukemia Cured With Designer Immune Cells

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first ...

Red Meat for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After reading my essay written this past winter entitled The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Work, a friend and supporter of mine who is of ...

4-Year-Old In Remission From Cancer Goes As Herself For 'Superhero Day'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents

Superman is no match for Josie Kimberlin. On Oct. 28, Josie's mother, Alyssa Butler, posted photos on Facebook of her daughter dressed as herself for ...

Bride Who Survived Cancer Dances With The Donor Who Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weddings

When Greta Hokanson was 16, she was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant to save her life. Through the Be The Match bone marrow...

Do You Believe #BlackLivesMatter? Here's How to Save One

Diane A. Thompson, MD | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane A. Thompson, MD

How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.

Polycythemia vs. the California StemCell Agency: Disease-a-week Challenge #17

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Yelling "FIRE, FIRE!", my six-year-old brother came scrambling down the hill toward our back yard. Behind him rose a plume of black smoke. The campfire he had started did not stay small, spreading to the dry grass.

5-Year-Old Girl's Stem Cells Help Put Twin Brother's Cancer In Remission

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Sharing is caring, and no one knows that better than these young twins. When 5-year-old Bradley Godish required a stem cell transplant to help elimina...

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

September is Childhood Cancer and Ovarian Cancer awareness month. The old adage: "An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure," was never more relevant than with breastfeeding and fighting cancer. Let's decrease the risk by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

The Day Before This, I Didn't Know I Had Cancer

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Eric Wallace

As my father went to start the car he paused, looked at me and told me through many tears that my 4-year-old sister had been diagnosed with leukemia. At 8 years old I didn't know what leukemia meant but I knew it was bad.

'I Am Truly Grateful I Had Cancer'

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Gabrielle Flank

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. My story begins in June of 2008 when, at the age of 10, I was diagnosed with ALL leukemia (acute lymphoid leu...

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

Pope Francis Sends Blessing To Young Athlete Fighting Leukemia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

Even in the midst of a journey to Latin America, Pope Francis took a moment on Sunday to send a message of hope to a young Argentinian athlete who has...

How Avocados Could One Day Help Treat Cancer

dailyRx News | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

They can provide healthy vitamins, good fats and fiber -- all while getting a party started. But could avocados be used to treat cancer?