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ICYMI: December 18, 2015

Feature Story Cancer risk: New research counters ‘mostly bad luck’ study THURSDAY, December 17, 2015 (CNN) — Developing cancer involves a lot more than experiencing a bit of “bad luck.” That’s what the authors of a new study in the journal Nature argue, challenging the findings of research that came out earlier this year. External […]

ICYMI: December 11, 2015

Feature Story Research making progress on why young non-smokers get lung cancer SATURDAY, December 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — It was just a tiny bump behind Corey Wood’s right eye, but her doctor was concerned. The college senior and marathon runner felt fine, but a full-body scan revealed that she had Stage 4 lung […]

ICYMI: December 4, 2015

Feature Story Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — Cancer researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer, a pattern that they say is most […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

ICYMI: November 13, 2015

Feature Story Found too late: Cancer preys on rural Americans THURSDAY, November 12, 2015 (USA Today) — In the home of the blues, amid dying towns, gravel backroads and endless Mississippi Delta farmland, cancer grows, spreads and kills mercilessly — even the types that can be caught or stopped with well-known screening tests. Here, 73-year-old Ruby […]

ICYMI: November 6, 2015

Unsettling finding from CDC investigation: Tapeworms can transmit cancer cells to man THURSDAY, November 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified a puzzling and unsettling new cancer-like illness in a 41-year-old man, who is believed to have become infected through a common stomach bug. The case — […]

ICYMI: October 30, 2015

Feature Story Meat as a Cause of Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 28, 2015 (The New York Times) — The latest cancer report from the World Health Organization provides persuasive evidence that eating meat can cause cancer, but the risk is very small for most people. A research arm of the W.H.O., known as the International Agency […]

ICYMI: October 23, 2015

Feature Story Biden’s Bid for a Legacy: A Moon Shot for Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2015 (The Atlantic) — For Joe Biden and his inner circle, it always seemed that the crowning achievement of his long, successful political career would be the presidency. As a senator from Delaware, Biden got close—he ran for the Democratic […]

ICYMI: October 16, 2015

Feature Story Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams will pay for 53 women’s mammograms TUESDAY, October 13, 2015 (Sports Illustrated) — The NFL won’t let DeAngelo Williams show how much he cares about breast cancer, so he’s doing it himself. Williams lost his mother to breast cancer in 2014 and wanted to honor her by wearing pink accessories […]

ICYMI: October 9, 2015

Study Finds Antioxidants Doubled Spread of Skin Cancer in Mice THURSDAY, October 8, 2015 (The Wall Street Journal) — A new study has shown antioxidants doubled the spread of melanoma in mice—adding fresh evidence that taking antioxidant vitamin supplements may fuel the growth of cancer cells. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg have found […]