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The Weekly, January 10, 2020

Feature story US cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year drop, report says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (CNN)—The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continued to decline for the 26th year in a row, according to a new American Cancer Society report. From 2016 to 2017, the United States saw its largest-ever single-year […]

The Weekly, January 3, 2020

Feature story AI ‘outperforms’ doctors diagnosing breast cancer  THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (BBC)—Artificial intelligence is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study in the journal Nature suggests. An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women. The algorithm outperformed […]

The Weekly, December 20, 2019

Feature story Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (The New York Times)—The House and Senate have now passed a provision that would ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21, at a time when Congress and the Trump administration are facing public pressure to […]

The Weekly, December 13, 2019

Feature story Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—Nearly six years after stopping a five-year regimen of the breast cancer drug anastrozole, women at high risk for breast cancer were 50% less likely to have been struck by the disease, new research shows. The trial included more […]

The Weekly, December 6, 2019

Feature story Study Shows Exercise Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (Medical Daily)—Prostate cancer is the No. 1 cancer risk for men in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., it’s also the No. 2 cancer killer behind lung cancer. — The largest ever study of its kind into prostate […]

The Weekly, November 22, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”    Feature story Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (CNN)—Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in […]

The Weekly, November 15, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (The New York Times)—A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when […]

The Weekly, November 8, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—While 6 in 10 Americans say they’re concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new […]

The Weekly, November 1, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Black Salve Is A Dangerous Fake Cancer Cure, But It Continues To Flourish In Facebook Groups WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (BuzzFeed News)—”Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don’t violate its community guidelines. In other […]

ICYMI, October 25, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story FDA pushes for stronger warnings about breast implant risks, including cancer WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (ABC News)—The Food and Drug Administration issued new breast implant guidance on Wednesday, recommending that manufacturers include serious warning labels about the potential complications and risks. The […]