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Cancer Research

Cancer Patients Growing Their Own Tumors In Mice In Hopes Of A Cure

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same - with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a pri...

A Tale of Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Two new heroes have emerged this year. Each has shown amazing courage, leadership and generosity in helping others. They have achieved all this despite having brain cancer.

I Take 'Detox Your Home' Very Personally -- So Should You

Fran Drescher | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fran Drescher

Does that sound like a recipe for disaster? We have no idea what the long-term effects of these chemicals are. But from what we can see so far, they're not good.

Good News in Women's Health

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

When the Women's Health Initiative was established more than 20 years ago, no one was talking in grandiose terms and few would have anticipated the wide-ranging health benefits (and huge cost savings) that would result in the decades ahead.

From Patient to Researcher: A 360-Experience With Breast Cancer

Dr. Electra Paskett | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Dr. Electra Paskett

Though my mother and grandmother both had breast cancer, I never intended to focus on cancer research when I chose a career in public health. But as luck would have it, my science background would prepare me when I was diagnosed with the disease at 40 -- and shaped my career.

What We Know About Cancer And Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are so many important reasons to protect normal circadian function, and to make high quality sleep a daily priority. Our increasing understanding of the circadian influence over cancer is yet another very good one.

Alena Hall

Meet The Breast Cancer Survivor Who's Raised A Record Amount Of Money For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

When Cathy Jolly was only 35 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn her life upside down. After surviving her battle and empathizing ...

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

My Strong Reaction To Joan Lunden's Bald People Magazine Cover Isn't What You Might Think

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

When I see that photo of Joan, the newer one, I am filled with hope for her. I am filled with a hope that those battling cancer get to live the rest of their lives, happy and healthy, in honor of those who didn't. In honor of my Dad.

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.

Our Pathetic War Against Cancer - Part II

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

It is one thing to have cancer, but it is quite another thing to realize you will eventually join a million other cancer fatalities knowing that your society could have done more...but willfully chose not to.

Between the Lines of Stand Up 2 Cancer

Mike Craycraft | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Craycraft

The show had one purpose and that was to raise money and not to address other issues in the cancer continuum. The questions raised in my mind while watching the show were just from me reading between the lines.

Raising Awareness for Raising Awareness

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Dori Hartley

While it's good to raise awareness, let's not forget that the people we're trying to help need us now, not after their disease has taken away everything they have.

7 Tennis Greats Sign Petition in YouTube Tennis Video

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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 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.

Let's Stop Glamorizing Cancer, Please

Julia Schemmer | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.