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6 Startups That (Actually) Make the World a Better Place

Jason Choi | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Jason Choi

Entrepreneurs' braggadocio has long been an item of parody, but their claims to "make the world a better place by disrupting (insert jargon)" highlight a deep-rooted problem in the world of innovation.

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

For Some Cancers, Experts Increasingly Favor A 'Wait And See' Approach To Treatment

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science

Thyroid cancer rates are skyrocketing. In 1992, 5.9 in 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and in 2002, 9.2 in 100,000 got the diag...

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Unapologetically A Nurse

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I will never be the same. I border on crazy. I'm slightly irrational. I'm absolutely neurotic. I'm completely invested. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a daughter. I'm a friend. But through it all, I am unapologetically a nurse.

Refocusing Cancer Drug Approval on Patients

Eric Kodish, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Kodish, M.D.

What the 21st Century Cures Act ignores is the prevailing, patient agnostic approach to drug development. We need to move toward a patient-centric approach to drug development and approval, and we should start with cancer treatments.

Will Even a Cholesterol Test Help Identify Cancer?

Techonomy | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science

We need to find a way to spot cancer early, while also being certain that mutations we find are really on the path to becoming a potentially lethal tumor. Then we'll need the intervention. How will we quarantine these cells?

Cancer Mortality News, Between the Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The promise of cancer prevention is far from fully kept, and deserves much more attention. The relevant medicine resides not at the cutting edge of biomedical advance, but in our lifestyle patterns, and the priorities of our culture.

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

It's 'Serial Killers' vs. Cancer Cells In This Dramatic New Video

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

"Inside all of us lurks an army of serial killers whose primary function is to kill again and again." That might sound like something you'd hear in...

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.

Yoga for Body and Mind Health

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

People often ask which yoga style is the best for reducing stress and improving quality of life. The answer is the one they will do every day and make a part of their life. Yoga techniques are many and varied. The key is to find a yoga practice that works for you and to practice it daily.

Collaboration Creates Health-Focused, Healing Menu Options for Oncology Patients

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Coming together to start the discussion is the first step. Hospitals, doctors, registered dietitians, chefs, patients, and family members all need to be involved. Progress will follow and hopefully programs like these will become the new normal.

Should You Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

About 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer, a form of head and neck cancer found inside the mouth, including on the tongue, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. Oral cancer can be deadly; historically, the cure rates for oral cancers diagnosed in advanced stages have been very low. That's why finding them early is so important.

Why Girls Steer Clear Of STEM, And What To Do About It

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science

There's no doubt that women tend to steer clear of careers in science and technology--the statistics simply don't lie. Nor is there any doubt that...

The Danger in Consolidating Cancer Care

Ted Okon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Ted Okon

The sad reality is that the 340B drug discount program, which provides a very valuable safety net for helping to ensure that patients receive needed medical treatment, is being unfairly used by some hospitals to acquire physician-owned community cancer clinics.

Cancer's Next Big Thing -- Immunotherapy

Robin L. Smith | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

While it's true that even immunotherapies are not side-effect free, they pale in comparison to traditional chemotherapy and, by fortifying immune systems, bring the promise of creating healthier bodies that beat back the disease, and mitigate side effects, biologically.

Oncology Occupational Hazards

Pamela Brill | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Pamela Brill

've learned a lot about life and humanity from working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology. Some of those lessons have undoubtedly made me a better person than who I was before I learned them. They shifted my perspective. They gave me insight I never would have had.

Rare Cancer Inspires Rare Partnership

C. Ugent | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
C. Ugent

The nonprofit Double Hit Lymphoma Foundation was born, and Jill and Dr. Petrich established their mission: Increase awareness of double hit lymphoma; provide information, tools and connections that make a cancer journey more manageable, with fewer surprises and unknowns; and raise funds for double hit lymphoma research.

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.

A Love Letter to Angels

David Petersen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Denver
David Petersen

A few weeks ago, my wife's "cured" melanoma of 16 years ago returned and covertly ate her alive. We are atheists, Carolyn and me. Yet the loving care we received at Porter throughout the most stressful and disorienting week of our lives, was nothing less than a blessing.

The Fragmentation Monster Under My Bed: A Researcher's Worst Nightmare

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

One of the biggest challenges we face in the field of young adult cancer is a lack of evidence. As a researcher in the young adult cancer arena, this makes me feel like I'm chasing my tail. So today I am grateful for National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

Advances in the Young Adult Cancer Movement: Why SAYAO Is a Big Deal

Emily Drake | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

The AYA cancer patient advocate movement has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. However, it is imperative that health professionals become invested and educated on the needs of this unique group of patients in order for their health-related needs to be met.