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Dying Teen Fulfills Stunning Bucket List Item: Tasering Somebody

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.30.2017 | Weird News

A 16-year-old girl with terminal leukemia got to fulfill at least one item on her bucket list in a stunning fashion: getting to Taser someone. Doctors...

Mom Finds Racial Slur, 'Trump 17' On Burned Family Home

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices

A Lake City, Florida family is having a rough start to their 2017. In the midst of dealing with her six-year-old stepson’s battle with leukemia, Joa...

Teen Who Died Battling Cancer Gets Honored With Homecoming King Crown

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2016 | Good News

These selfless students came together to honor a former classmate who died while battling cancer. As a tribute to Nick Peters, a 17-year-old who died ...

Life Is A Blink

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 09.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

The important stuff doesn't get done. It doesn't get in the jar. What is important? Is it family, friends, jobs, vacations, school - that's your job: to decide and start assembling in your jar. I choose family. I will drop everything for them because that's all that matters. Family brings me joy.

After Losing Their Daughter, These Parents Are Still Determined To Fight Pediatric Cancer

Corinne et Stéphane Vedrenne | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Corinne et Stéphane Vedrenne

Cassandra's Facebook page received so much attention that the parents were propelled to start fighting infant cancer at large.

Football Team Gives Cheerleader With Cancer A Colorful Surprise

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.08.2016 | Good News

When the Friday night lights go on for high school football games, fans and athletes alike don their school colors to show support for their team. But...

This Summer Camp Gives Hope To Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 08.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Astonishingly Complex Process

Shayne Looper | Posted 08.30.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I came back from school one day in early September and went to my grandparent's house. I didn't go to our house because my parents were shuttling between home and University Hospital, where my older brother was being treated. The leukemia had been in remission for months, and he had been doing better. But when it came back, it was overwhelming.

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 02.23.2017 | 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 01.03.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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.