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World Cancer Day

Botswana Leads By Example To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

In places like Botswana, a country with the second highest HIV infection rate in the world, the need for access to affordable, effective screening and treatment services -- especially for HIV-positive women -- has spurred the government to take bold action.

Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

No matter the country or region, we have consistently learned through our work that conquering cancer is not only about research and therapies. It requires creative and innovative solutions to ensure that women and men everywhere have access to the advances that could save their lives.

On World Cancer Day: BCRF Calls to Unite Around Research

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 02.02.2017 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

All normal cells grow and divide. But cancer cells grow without limit. They divide without stopping. They change and they spread, invading healthy tis...

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Contrary to what we would expect responsible government to do, most of the more than 80,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. are unstudied and unregulated. Yet, nearly 800 chemicals are known or suspected of affecting human hormones.

She Died on World Cancer Day

Tamika Felder | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Felder

Everyone rallied around Kelly and offered up support and prayers. Holistic treatments. Inspiring quotes, songs and videos. But true to her words, there was nothing that could be done and she died three months later.

The Cancer That's Poised To Explode

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Not long ago, a new medical epidemic arose: 'the cancer.' When people started to live longer, their aging bodies began to succumb to this disease we only poorly understood. Looking back, it is clear that much has changed for the better.

Supporters, Survivors Post #NoHairSelfies For World Cancer Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Cancer advocates are letting their hair down, but they’re not getting too comfortable. Wednesday marks World Cancer Day, the advocacy event that ...

Everyday Things You Can Do To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

This year, more than 1.5 million people are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer. Even more grim is the fact that half of cancer deaths stem from pre...

Partnerships Key in Global Effort Against Cancer

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

The effort against cancer has been most successful in developed regions of the world, where cancer death rates have been declining steadily for the past 25 years. It's hardly time, however, to take a victory lap, because the advances of the developed nations haven't translated into significant progress in low- and middle-income countries.

Let's Fight Cancer With a Focus on Prevention

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rep. Steve Israel

I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to combat this horrific disease -- not just as a Member of Congress, but also as someone who has been personally affected.

Why We Must Regulate E-Cigarettes

Janie Heath | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Janie Heath

Spoof or not, e-cigarettes are no laughing matter. Neither are their largely unknown health consequences.

National Cancer Prevention Day Is an Opportunity to Focus on What Should Be an American Priority

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Scientific evidence tells us that over 50 percent of all cancers are preventable by applying what we know right now.

Here's Why Your Facebook Friends Are Turning Purple

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

If your friends' Facebook profile pictures have turned purple, your vision isn't failing you. They've changed color for a good cause. Chevrolet is...

On World Cancer Day, Celebrities Stand Up For More Than 7 Million Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact

More than 7 million people worldwide will lose their lives to cancer this year. It’s an alarming statistic that advocates are working to decrease by...

'The Little Couple' Star Reveals Her Cancer Is In Remission

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity

TLC's Jen Arnold is celebrating World Cancer Day (Feb. 4) with much excitement -- by announcing that her cancer is in remission! In early December...

Cancer Prevention: First on the List

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

My appeal to one and all is that we make cancer prevention the No. 1 priority for ourselves, our communities and our nation. Cancer does not discriminate; it has no particular ideology or political party.

On World Cancer Day and During Black History Month: Honoring HeLa

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Although African-American women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are still 41 percent more likely to die of it than white women.

Half of Cancers Are Preventable: Lower Your Risk With These 8 Steps

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Graham A. Colditz

If there's one key scientific finding over the past two decades that has the greatest potential to have a positive impact on cancer, it's that 50 percent or more of all cancer is preventable by things we can do.

WATCH: Chevy's 'Life' Ad Is Touching Cancer Tribute

Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports

The second of Chevy's Super Bowl commercials this year is a touching one, featuring an emotional tribute for cancer survivors everywhere. The senti...

Cancer in the Developing World: An Under-Prioritized Threat to Health and Development

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

Our collective global health work is not done; it is evolving, as it should, to bring new attention to the different burdens of disease in the parts of the world where all of us have a stake in reducing poverty, increasing productivity, saving lives and securing communities and societies.

This Cancer Therapy Takes a Look at Inner Beauty

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Outdoors, in mid-January, the temperatures reminded that it was still wintertime. Yet indoors, standing in a pool of sunlight, the woman in her 50's w...

WATCH: Foods That Help Fight Cancer

Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Cancer affects nearly 1.7 million Americans in 2012 and global rates of cancer are rising. In honor of World Cancer Day we wanted to highlight som...

Closing the Cancer Divide: The Opportunity of Lifetimes

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Felicia M. Knaul

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to act on an urgent moral imperative, to challenge the assumption that cancers must remain untreated in poor countries, just as was successfully done for HIV treatment more than a decade ago.

Keeping a Cancer Journal: Your Private Healing Journey

Laurie Nadel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

Keeping a journal can help a cancer patient express deeply held feelings that may be too difficult to voice aloud, and help a patient to navigate a complex inner landscape that must be traveled alone. And starting a journal requires just a few minutes a day.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?