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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 […]

ICYMI: October 23, 2015

Feature Story Biden’s Bid for a Legacy: A Moon Shot for Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2015 (The Atlantic) — For Joe Biden and his inner circle, it always seemed that the crowning achievement of his long, successful political career would be the presidency. As a senator from Delaware, Biden got close—he ran for the Democratic […]

ICYMI: October 16, 2015

Feature Story Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams will pay for 53 women’s mammograms TUESDAY, October 13, 2015 (Sports Illustrated) — The NFL won’t let DeAngelo Williams show how much he cares about breast cancer, so he’s doing it himself. Williams lost his mother to breast cancer in 2014 and wanted to honor her by wearing pink accessories […]

ICYMI: October 9, 2015

Study Finds Antioxidants Doubled Spread of Skin Cancer in Mice THURSDAY, October 8, 2015 (The Wall Street Journal) — A new study has shown antioxidants doubled the spread of melanoma in mice—adding fresh evidence that taking antioxidant vitamin supplements may fuel the growth of cancer cells. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg have found […]

ICYMI: October 2, 2015

Feature Story A Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection Sparks Debate MONDAY, September 28, 2015 (Wall Street Journal) — Scientists have long dreamed of spotting cancers with a simple blood test in people who haven’t shown symptoms. One company says that day is here—though it has yet to convince government regulators. Pathway Genomics began marketing […]

ICYMI: September 25, 2015

Feature Story Reduced prostate screening could miss advanced tumors THURSDAY, September 24, 2015 (CBS News) — Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer. […]

ICYMI: September 18, 2015

Feature Story Tracing the Changes in Cancer Prevention Research FRIDAY, September 11, 2015 (USA Today) — The federal government plays an essential role in funding medical research in the United States, primarily through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With a current budget of $29.9 billion, funding levels at NIH have been stagnant since 2003 (and […]

ICYMI: September 11, 2015

Feature Story 13 ovarian cancer warning signs you should never ignore TUESDAY, September 8, 2015 (FOX News) –The American Cancer Society estimates that about 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and although it’s rare, it’s also the deadliest of all female reproductive cancers. Unlike breast, uterine, and cervical cancers which have […]

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 […]