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ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

ICYMI: October 28, 2016

Feature Story In a first, U.S. trial to test Cuban lung-cancer vaccine THURSDAY, October 27, 2016 (The Washington Post)– The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first clinical trial to test a Cuban drug in the United States — a lung-cancer vaccine developed in Havana. The decision on the early-stage trial was announced Wednesday […]

Hitting the road for cancer prevention and early detection

On September 17th, the “Champion Awareness” duo is leading a 100-mile bike ride along the Eastern Shore of Maryland to spread awareness about oral cancer. Earlier this summer, we found out our former college professor from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, who was both an advisor and mentor, was diagnosed with mouth cancer and was […]

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 […]

Know Your Normal: Pay Attention to Changes in Your Body

April is Oral and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of knowing what’s normal for your body. These two cancers don’t get the media attention that other cancers receive, but should because they can be detected early, and therefore, treatment can be much easier. This month, help […]

HPV Cancers a Concern for Both Men and Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, but it also causes oral, anal and penile cancer. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) using data collected from 2004-2008, HPV causes 18,000 cancer cases in women and 8,000 cancer cases in men annually. HPV prevention has become […]

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don’t use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. […]