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Oncology

Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Patterson

Forty years ago, when Richard Nixon signed the U.S. National Cancer Act, most Americans thought a cure would be found in five years. They thought that if you could put a man on the moon, you could make sure a man wasn't killed by a few rogue cells.

Will Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Ever Measure Up To 'Pinktober?'

Jay Scott | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Another National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone, and as we look back, we can't help but ponder -- is the country more aware of the...

UM Pharmacy Tech. Allegedly Steals $14 Million Worth Of Cancer-Fighting Drugs From Work

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 09.19.2014 | College

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami...

New Cancer Therapy Options for Animals: CyberKnife Radiation

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Improvements in medical care for animals and people are advancing at a dizzying rate. As more research is funded, we are discovering things that benefit both ends of the leash, and that makes the practice of medicine more challenging and interesting.

Cara Santa Maria

Can Positive Thinking Improve Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.04.2012 | Science

2012-06-07-Screenshot20120607at9.13.49AM.jpgThe power of positive thinking movement is the cornerstone upon which countless American self-help empires have been built. But does it really have the power it so often promises?

'I Like My Skin Thin, Thank You'

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

I've been told I over-analyze things too much. I've been told I'm too sensitive about little things. I've been told I should grow a thicker skin. I like my skin thin.

Ruth Lavigne on Becoming a Doctor at Age 45

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
BJ Gallagher

"I want to tell my kids that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up, but how can I do that with any credibility?"

There Is Life After Lung Cancer

jacksonville.com | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Michelle Graff-Radford was 47 the first time she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The diagnosis stunned her. A non-smoker who taught 10 yoga and fit...

Celebs, Nonprofits Partner For Lifetime Movie On Impact Of Breast Cancer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with ...

Chemo 101: A Web Success Story

Robert Schwab | Posted 10.22.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Kristin Gustafson started marketing even before she launched the website that keeps chemotherapy patients, nurses, doctors and caregivers abreast of the latest information available about life in the Chemo Room.

A New Model For Cancer Care

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Healthy Medicine is the recognition that our one-size-fits-all approach to medical practice is largely ineffective if our goal is healing.

Astoria Characters: The Dedicated Doctor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Dr. Tom Moulton arrives cradling an orchid in one hand and a loaf of home-made soda bread in the other. My white phalaenopsis is wilting, so he rushed right over.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.

South Africa's Environment and Human Rights--the next revolution

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

The Cancer Association of South Africa--the largest nongovernmental agency in the health sector--is setting its sights on a vitally important tactic--making prevention the cure for cancer.

Video: Treating Breast Cancer Survivors... For Many Years

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Anne Moore is an oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, often seeing her patients for many years past their diagnosis and treatment.

O. Carl Simonton Dies At 66: Pioneer Of Mind-Body Approach To Battling Cancer

Los Angeles Times | Valerie J. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion...

The Unspoken Casualties of the Iraq War

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

A collage hangs on the wall of the 6th floor Oncology Ward 65 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Proudly amongst the staff photo's is the former P...