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The Weekly: Smoking worldwide, breast and cervical cancer screenings during the pandemic, and more

Feature story Tobacco companies are beating governments’ efforts to stop smoking worldwide WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (CNN op-ed)—It is no secret that adolescents are easily addicted to cigarettes. But recent research published in the Lancet provides a stark reminder: a majority of the more than 1 billion smokers globally became addicted by the end of […]

The Weekly: Sugary drinks and colorectal cancer, sunscreen recalls and more

Feature story Colon Cancer Is Rising in Younger Adults. Do Sugary Drinks Play a Role? MONDAY, June 5, 2021 (The New York Times)—Colon and rectal cancers are rising in younger adults, though researchers aren’t sure why. A new study of women and diet suggests that sugar-sweetened drinks may play a role. Rates of colorectal cancer in people […]

The Weekly: Juul agrees to pay NC, sharp decline in cancer screenings, and more

Feature story Juul agrees to pay North Carolina $40 million to settle vaping accusations MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (The Washington Post)—E-cigarette company Juul agreed to pay North Carolina $40 million to settle allegations that the company aggressively marketed its products to young people, leading to addiction to high-nicotine vapes, Attorney General Josh Stein announced Monday. North Carolina […]

The Weekly: Young men dying of colorectal cancer, new prostate cancer treatment, and more

Feature story Chadwick Boseman’s tragedy is America’s tragedy: In colorectal cancer hot spots, young men are dying at higher rates TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (STAT News)—Three months before “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman died from stage 4 colon cancer at age 43, another young Black idol succumbed to the same scourge. Omhar Carter was a beloved youth […]

The Weekly: Obamacare survives, Christiane Amanpour announces cancer, and more

Feature story ‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (The Associated Press)—The Supreme Court preserved insurance coverage for millions of Americans Thursday, rejecting the third major challenge to the national health care law known as “Obamacare.” The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, […]

The Weekly: Health care through the ACA, benzene in sunscreen and more

Feature story Record 31 million Americans have health-care coverage through Affordable Care Act, White House says SATURDAY, June 5, 2021 (The Washington Post)—About 31 million Americans now have health-care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Saturday, setting a record since the law, colloquially known as “Obamacare,” was enacted in 2010 under President Barack […]

The Weekly: New therapy for prostate cancer, breast cancer deaths in Latinas, and more

Feature story New radiation therapy for prostate cancer reduces deaths, study shows THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (NBC)—By the time Michael Rosenblum’s prostate cancer was discovered, it was already at a late stage. He’d initially sought medical help because of excruciating back pain, but, during an exam, doctors found a tumor on his spine and tests revealed a […]

The Weekly: New imaging tool for advanced prostate cancer, a vaccine to decrease cancer rates, and more

Feature story FDA approves new imaging tool to find advanced prostate cancer THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (NBC)—The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new imaging agent to detect prostate cancer after it has spread to other parts of the body. Experts say the tracer, made by medical imaging company Lantheus, will give doctors an important visual […]

The Weekly: New colorectal cancer screening guidelines, HPV cancers on the rise, and more

Feature story ‘An enormous step forward’: Task force says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (NBC)—New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggest that screenings for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 — five years earlier than was previously recommended. The change, the group says, could save thousands […]

The Weekly: Covid vaccine in cancer patients, melanoma in men and more

Feature story ‘It’s not over yet’: Uncertain protection from Covid vaccines leaves cancer patients in limbo FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (STAT News)—After 14 long months of near-isolation, Michele Nadeem-Baker was ready for her Covid-19 vaccination. Diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2012, she knew her cancer made her more vulnerable to severe illness should she become infected […]