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ICYMI: May 27, 2016

Today is Don’t Fry Day! To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, as part of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety and remind you […]

ICYMI: May 20, 2016

Feature Story Scientists have determined how we can prevent half of all cancer deaths  THURSDAY, May 19 (Washington Post) — Imagine a powerful new treatment that could cut all cancer deaths by more than half. In the age of $10,000-a-month cancer drugs that often extend life by the thinnest margins — a few precious months […]

ICYMI: May 13, 2016

Feature Story What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (TIME magazine) — Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid […]

ICYMI: May 6, 2016

Feature Story Prevent Cancer Foundation Calls for Increase in Screenings, Treatment Following New CDC Hepatitis C Data THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (Yahoo! Finance) — The Prevent Cancer Foundation is calling for an increase in screenings and treatment for hepatitis C through their recently launched Think About the Link™ campaign. The campaign efforts are underscored by the release […]

ICYMI: April 29, 2016

Feature Story  Racial health gap narrows but disparities remain significant WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (Modern Healthcare) — The latest annual report card on the nation’s health shows there’s been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both. Differences in life expectancy among […]

ICYMI: April 22, 2016

Feature Story 5 Tips to Prevent Cancers You Didn’t Know Were Caused by Viruses WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (Everyday Health) — Scientists are continually searching for the next big breakthrough in cancer research. But so much of what has already been discovered on how to reduce cancer risk is not being put into practice. More […]

ICYMI: April 15, 2016

Feature Story  Here’s why Napster billionaire Sean Parker just invested $250 million in a new kind of cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (Business Insider) — Another big name has joined the research effort for a new kind of cancer treatment called immunotherapy, which uses the immune system to fight cancer cells. Sean Parker, the […]

ICYMI: April 8, 2016

Feature Story Good economy? More bowel cancers, study finds SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (CNN) — Economic development is a good thing — but not when it comes to the risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to a recent study, as a country develops, rates of this type of cancer rise alongside it. The study revealed a 10-fold […]

ICYMI: April 1, 2016

  Feature Story You survived cancer. Now what? MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Cancer patients used to be told to go home and take care of themselves without too many specifics for life after treatment. Now, as soon as they’re feeling strong enough, they’re advised to mind their lifestyle: lace up their […]

ICYMI: March 25, 2016

Feature Story Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report) –Differences in smoking habits between black and white Americans may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, new research suggests. Researchers reviewed federal government data from 1965 to 2012. They found that blacks […]