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ICYMI: July 20, 2017

Feature Story John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (The New York Times) — Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate, has brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday night in a statement from the […]

ICYMI: June 9, 2017

Feature Story Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer Are Living Longer MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (The New York Times) — Women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer. In 1990, there were 105,354 women alive with the disease in the United States, according to a new analysis. Now that figure has risen to an estimated 154,794. You […]

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: 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 […]

ICYMI: April 22, 2016

Feature Story 5 Tips to Prevent Cancers You Didn’t Know Were Caused by Viruses WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (Everyday Health) — Scientists are continually searching for the next big breakthrough in cancer research. But so much of what has already been discovered on how to reduce cancer risk is not being put into practice. More […]

ICYMI: February 5, 2016

Feature Story  White House Proposes $1 Billion for Cancer ‘Moonshot’ MONDAY, February 1, 2016 (NBC News) –The White House will propose spending close to $1 billion over the next two years on a “moonshot” to fight cancer, officials said Monday. President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for fiscal year 2017, and will […]

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: 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 […]