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Animal Studies Offer Cancer Research Clues

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.

Grant Awards Mark the Launch of Landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Nora Volkow | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

Today the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study officially gets underway, as the National Institutes of Health award 13 five-year grants to U.S. research institutions that will spearhead the landmark project over the first half of its roughly 10-year duration.

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

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.

A Call for Cancer Prevention Action

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Cancer prevention should not be just experiments performed in a laboratory or a reason for building a new medical center, but rather cancer prevention must include looking at the choices we make in our everyday lives and in business.

The National Cancer Institute Should Delay Its Collaboration With Love/Avon

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The NCI should insist that Avon reformulate its products to phase out all toxic ingredients and replace them by safe alternatives before proceeding with their important initiative.

How To Fight Cancer

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The right answer is for Obama and Congress to take action to prevent cancer before it starts.