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ICYMI: March 18, 2016

Feature Story How Can Smartphones Improve Skin Cancer Diagnosis In Developing Countries? THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (Tech Times) — Smartphones can be used for basically anything in this day and age, and now, dermatologists are turning to the device to improve detection rates for skin cancer in developing countries. How can smartphones help? By turning […]

ICYMI: March 11, 2016

Feature Story U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report) — Overall rates of cancer and deaths from cancer in the United States continue to decline, a newly released report says. However, an increase in liver cancer deaths is cause for concern, the report authors noted. An […]

ICYMI: March 4, 2016

Feature Story Aspirin Is Linked to Lower Risk of Some Cancers THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (TIME) — A new study released Thursday finds that aspirin, taken regularly in low doses, is linked to a lower risk for cancer. In the research, published in JAMA Oncology, researchers examined the correlation between aspirin and cancer in about […]

ICYMI: February 26, 2016

Feature Story Most clinicians do not mention that HPV, HBV vaccines reduce cancer FRIDAY, February 19, 2016 (Infectious Disease News) — Only 7% of clinicians recommended to patients that the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines specifically can reduce cancer, according to a recent survey. “The majority of physicians and other health care providers surveyed reported that […]

ICYMI: February 19, 2016

Feature Story  Government Finally To Look Into Possible Link Between Artificial Turf And Cancer SATURDAY, February 13, 2016 (Forbes) — There have been concerns about the safety of artificial turf for years. In 2014, NBC looked into the potential link between the rubber crumbs used in artificial turf and female soccer players getting cancer.  The broadcast […]

ICYMI: February 12, 2016

Feature Story New Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Test Can ‘Smell’ Cancer In Urine Sample THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 (Medical Daily) –Prostate cancer, after skin cancer, is the most common cancer among men. Early diagnosis is key in effectively treating the condition, so researchers are always trying new methods of identifying prostate cancer at its earliest stages. […]

ICYMI: February 5, 2016

Feature Story  White House Proposes $1 Billion for Cancer ‘Moonshot’ MONDAY, February 1, 2016 (NBC News) –The White House will propose spending close to $1 billion over the next two years on a “moonshot” to fight cancer, officials said Monday. President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for fiscal year 2017, and will […]

ICYMI: January 29, 2016

  Feature Story Prevent Cancer Foundation Launches Think About the Link® Campaign on Connection Between Certain Viruses, Cancer TUESDAY, January 26, 2016 — The Prevent Cancer Foundation unveiled today Think About the Link®, a multi-year education campaign to increase awareness of the connection between certain viruses and cancer. The campaign comes at a time when new […]

ICYMI: January 22, 2016

Feature Story Scientists Identify Gene Mutation Linked to Ovarian Cancer TUESDAY, January 19, 2016 (TIME) — Researchers have identified a gene mutation that can increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. In a new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers found that mutations in a gene called BRIP1 raised […]

ICYMI: January 15, 2015

Feature Story Vice President Biden will head pursuit of cancer cure TUESDAY, January 12, 2016 (USA Today) — President Obama announced during his State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out the “moonshot” to cure cancer that Biden called for following his son’s death. “Last month, (Biden) worked with this Congress […]