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7 Tennis Greats Sign Petition in YouTube Tennis Video

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

We used to have a hit together at these handball courts in New York every Saturday or Sunday morning, even through winter. Neither of us ever thought we were going to lose the battle to save her.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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.

Let's Stop Glamorizing Cancer, Please

Julia Schemmer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Often, the Hollywood depiction of cancer pales in comparison to what the disease actually entails.

This Teen Isn't Your Average High School Drop-Out

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen

Thomas Hunt may technically be a high school drop-out, but not for the reason you might think. For the 17-year-old, dropping out of Saratoga High ...

The Mouse That Wouldn't Die: How a Lack of Public Funding Holds Back a Promising Cancer Treatment

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Here's the story of a heroic individual bucking the system. But what a system! Pharmaceutical companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and patent drugs that might prolong cancer patients' lives a few months or years.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Hey, Hey, We're the Metsters

Seporah Raizer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

A lot of people out there hear the words breast cancer and think that's it. That the breast cancer you have, is the same one I have, and the same one your mom had, and the same one your fish had, etc. But that couldn't be farther from the truth.

Kathleen Miles

How A Billionaire Seeks To Cognitively Enhance Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, drug developer, entrepreneur and the richest man in American medicine. Since selling the company that makes his ...

#OMG2014: Stupid Cancer. Genius Event.

Emily Drake | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

What Stupid Cancer has created with this event is an inspiring conference that brings together advocates, caregivers, health professionals and young adults from all corners of the USA and beyond.

Passing the Baton in Memory of My Mother

Lisa Paulsen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Lisa Paulsen

Seven years ago, I Iost my mother after she waged a long battle with ovarian cancer. The memory of her struggle fills me with both pride and sadness. Most of all, it makes me want to strike back against the disease that killed her. I want to help bring an end to cancer.

Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.

The Nutrition and Cancer Myth?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

An article in the New York Times last Wednesday, titled "An Apple a Day, and Other Myths," is perpetuating the misconception that diet does not affect cancer risk. This article calls potential connections between high-nutrient foods and cancer "nutritional folklore," and does a great disservice to the American people, discouraging efforts toward improving one's health and quality of life.

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

The Week Is Over: The Work Is Not

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

The amazing thing about awareness weeks is that warm and fuzzy feeling grows inside us over the course of the week, the power of community pulsing through our veins, the battle cries ringing in our ears, "You are not alone!" It's a beautiful thing. But only if we keep it going.

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.

United We Stand

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

As a young adult cancer patient, you are always the odd man out, whether you are being treated in a center that focuses on pediatric patients or adult patients. But when a group is united, research can be done, solutions can be found, and strides can be made.

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Sleep, Stress Management and Cancer Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

How often do we realize that adequate sleep is necessary to maintain a strong immune system, to prevent the growth of cancer? Do we actively seek to manage stress in our daily lives so that we will not be harmed by its effects on our bodies and mind?

NSFW: Dudes Are Stuffing Their Penises Into Socks For Cancer Awareness

Posted 03.27.2014 | Weird News

Men, it might be time for you to put your #cockinasock. This week, droves of dudes have been stuffing their penises into socks of all shapes and si...

Fighting Cancer With Smart Funding

Sir David Lane, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Sir David Lane, Ph.D.

If funded sufficiently and in the right way -- long-term, with a minimum of red tape -- cancer researchers can be freed up to do more science and thus, perhaps, generate more lifesaving interventions.

Supercomputer To Join Fight Against Deadly Disease

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud comp...

Why These Rabbis Are Shaving Their Heads

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

It's called "36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave," but now more than 60 rabbis have vowed to shave their heads at this year's Central Conference of American...

What It's Like To Lose A Parent

Susannah Keogh | Posted 05.03.2014 | Teen
Susannah Keogh

Last month, I turned 18. Every friend and member of my family was there to celebrate this milestone with me except one person: my father.

A South Pacific Root Could Be Promising Against Bladder Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists are finding promise of a bladder cancer treatment -- one of the most common cancers in the U.S. -- in a South Pacific root called kava. ...

The Surprising Reason Why Thyroid Cancer Cases Are Soaring

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to ...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...