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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 17, 2016

Feature Story Skin cancer could be hiding where you’d never expect: The sole of your foot THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (CBS News) — Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and […]

ICYMI: April 1, 2016

  Feature Story You survived cancer. Now what? MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Cancer patients used to be told to go home and take care of themselves without too many specifics for life after treatment. Now, as soon as they’re feeling strong enough, they’re advised to mind their lifestyle: lace up their […]

Promising Research to Find Colorectal Cancer Early

This year, 135,000 people will be told they have colorectal cancer, and 50,000 people will pass away from this disease. To reduce the number of people affected by colorectal cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has invested millions of dollars into understanding how colorectal cancer develops and how it can be detected early. Funding research is […]

ICYMI: March 18, 2016

Feature Story How Can Smartphones Improve Skin Cancer Diagnosis In Developing Countries? THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (Tech Times) — Smartphones can be used for basically anything in this day and age, and now, dermatologists are turning to the device to improve detection rates for skin cancer in developing countries. How can smartphones help? By turning […]

ICYMI: January 29, 2016

  Feature Story Prevent Cancer Foundation Launches Think About the Link® Campaign on Connection Between Certain Viruses, Cancer TUESDAY, January 26, 2016 — The Prevent Cancer Foundation unveiled today Think About the Link®, a multi-year education campaign to increase awareness of the connection between certain viruses and cancer. The campaign comes at a time when new […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

Hyperdrive for Colon Cancer Prevention

  While growing up, my two older brothers had a tremendous influence on me, and have greatly impacted the person I am today. Shortly after my older brother Ron was diagnosed with colon cancer, I wanted to write a song that would remind him of his own courage, strength and what he means to me as […]

ICYMI: September 4, 2015

Feature Story What to Watch for After Skin Cancer MONDAY, August 31, 2015 (The Wall Street Journal) — Non-melanoma skin-cancer, already the most common type of cancer in the U.S., puts patients at an increased risk not only for more skin cancer, but for other potentially more serious cancers. New research shows a sharp rise […]