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The Weekly: Remembering RBG, early detection of breast cancer and more

Feature story Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 FRIDAY, September 18 (NBC News)—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was as pioneering as she was brash, died Friday, the high court said. She was 87. The court said Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women’s rights and a fierce advocate for gender equality, died “surrounded […]

The Weekly: Black Americans and cancer, hospital charges and more

Feature story Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates WEDNESDAY, September 16 (NBC News)—The U.S. has made significant strides against cancer in the past two decades, with death rates dropping and survivors living longer — but Black Americans are still being left behind. A report published Wednesday by the American Association for Cancer Research […]

The Weekly: E-cigarette use among teens, lung cancer and more

Feature story E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds WEDNESDAY, September 9 (The New York Times)—The number of high school students regularly using e-cigarettes dropped significantly over the past year, after several years of soaring use, according to a new government survey of teenagers. But the data suggested that even greater progress may have been stymied by […]

The Weekly: Chadwick Boseman, colon cancer and more

Feature story What to Know About Colon Cancer Following Chadwick Boseman’s Tragic Death THURSDAY, September 3 (People)—While colon cancer is currently the second most common cancer death among men and women in the United States, experts emphasize that death can be prevented with early detection. “Colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers if we find […]

The Weekly: Preventing breast cancer, cancer disparities and more

Feature story Medication and Lifestyle May Lower Breast Cancer Risk MONDAY, August 24 (The New York Times)—Mammography is a valuable tool for finding breast cancer when it is still confined to the breast and highly amenable to cure. But no matter how good the odds for survival may be with early detection, I’m quite certain women would rather […]

The Weekly: Quitting vaping, cervical cancer screening guidelines and more

Feature story So you want to quit vaping? Read this to do it for good  WEDNESDAY, August 19 (CNN)—There is no denying that vaping is popular among teens, with one-third of US high school students reporting they have vaped or used other electronic nicotine products recently, according to a 2019 study. It doesn’t stay cool for all of […]

The Weekly: Lung cancer deaths falling, gum disease tied to colon cancer and more

Feature story Lawmakers urge the FDA to temporarily clear e-cigarettes from market amid Covid pandemic. Here’s why TUESDAY, August 11 (CNN)—In a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration, lawmakers are urging the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The letter, sent to FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen […]

The Weekly: Cancer during COVID, preventing prostate cancer and more

Feature story New cancer diagnoses fell sharply as the coronavirus pandemic first hit TUESDAY, August 4 (Stat News)—By almost every measure, far fewer cancers are being diagnosed during the coronavirus pandemic, whether the decline shows up in screening mammograms and colonoscopies or in other tests ordered after troubling symptoms prompt a doctor’s visit. In other news… Pandemic […]

The Weekly: Cancer screenings during COVID, cervical screening and more

Feature story People ‘afraid to go to doctors’: A third of Americans miss cancer screenings, survey suggests TUESDAY, July 28 (USA Today)—A recent survey suggests more than a third of Americans have missed scheduled cancer screenings because of COVID-19, concerning health experts who warn this could be another fatal consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Prevent Cancer Foundation released […]

The Weekly: Experimental blood test, RBG and more

Feature story Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear TUESDAY, July 21 (Scientific American)—For years scientists have sought to create the ultimate cancer-screening test—one that can reliably detect a malignancy early, before tumor cells spread and when treatments are more effective. A new method reported today in Nature Communications brings […]