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ICYMI: March 17, 2017

Feature Story Trump budget calls for slashing biomedical and science research funding THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (Stat News) — President Trump’s proposed budget chops $6 billion, about a fifth of the total budget, from the National Institutes of Health, a move that could decimate biomedical research in a number of areas and stagger academic institutions […]

ICYMI: January 6, 2017

Feature Story Cancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women. THURSDAY, January 5, 2017 (The Washington Post) –The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped by 25 percent since its 1991 peak, resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same, […]

ICYMI: October 21, 2016

Feature Story CDC now recommends just two HPV vaccine doses for preteens WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016 (The Washington Post)–Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two […]

The Economist's Healthcare Forum: War on Cancer

While advances in cancer treatment have come a long way, cancer remains among the leading causes of death worldwide. Though the promise of technology allowing for faster, more precise treatment and more collaborative health care models is inching us closer to victory, scaling the progress made thus far remains a critical next step. On September […]

ICYMI: September 9, 2016

Feature Story Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2016 (The Washington Post)– The Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot” took a major step forward Wednesday when a committee of top cancer researchers and patient advocates recommended an ambitious set of scientific goals designed to sharply accelerate progress […]

ICYMI: September 2, 2016

Feature Story Cancer researchers: It’s time to pay more attention to ‘miracle’ patients FRIDAY, August 26, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Call it luck — or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well […]

ICYMI: July 1, 2016

Feature Story Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (CNN) — Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son, Beau, to cancer in 2015, outlined some of the […]

ICYMI: June 10, 2016

Feature Story 5 Blood Tests You Need After Age 50 THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (Prevention magazine) — The virus that kills more Americans than any other disease will probably surprise you: It’s hepatitis C. Recently, the CDC reported new surveillance data showing an all-time high of hepatitis C–related deaths in 2014, at 19,659. Because the […]

ICYMI: May 13, 2016

Feature Story What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (TIME magazine) — Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid […]

ICYMI: April 29, 2016

Feature Story  Racial health gap narrows but disparities remain significant WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (Modern Healthcare) — The latest annual report card on the nation’s health shows there’s been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both. Differences in life expectancy among […]