Cancer in the headlines, September 17



Medical summit to focus on pediatric cancer fight‎ The bipartisan Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus was founded last year and convened this week, Sept. 16, in Washington for the Childhood Cancer … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, August 27



Michael Douglas, Smoking and Throat Cancer Cancer does not recognize demographic boundaries. It gets everybody, even the rich and the famous. 65-year old Hollywood legend Michael Douglas was … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, July 23



Mom searches China for donor to save her daughter's life Fifteen years ago, Sherrie Cramer adopted a malnourished baby from a Chinese orphanage who grew up to be Katie. Four years ago, the now … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, March 5



March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the US Information on Life after Cancer Now Available on NIHSeniorHealth.gov Life after Cancer is the newest addition to the NIHSenior Health … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, Feb 19



FDA Cancer Drug Approval Rate Highlighted in JNCI A review in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gives positive feedback on US FDA’s rate of cancer drug approval. Between July 2005 and end … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, February 5



Here's a round up of cancer news for you today. NIH to Hold Press Telebriefing on February 4 following State-of-the-Science Conference on Colorectal Cancer Screening American adults are not … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, January 22



Here are some cancer news updates for you this weekend. The Cancer Genome Atlas Identifies Distinct Subtypes of Deadly Brain Cancer That May Lead to New Treatment Strategies The Cancer Genome … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, Dec 11



Good news and bad news on the cancer battle front. Annual Report: Cancer Death Rate Down; Increase in Certain Cancer Types Now, this is good tidings indeed for the holiday season. Cancer death … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, November 27



November is a month for cancer awareness. This month, the following were observed (source: Dana-Farber Institute): Lung Cancer Awareness Month Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month National Bone … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, October 30



Some cancer news for you this weekend... Andrew Lloyd Webber vows to beat prostate cancer British star composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokesman revealed. … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, September 18



Tribute to the cancer victims Mary Travers of "Peter, Paul and Mary" dies, age 72 She’ an icon from my childhood. Yes, I admit I grew up with Peter, Paul and Mary even if this admission gives away … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, Sept 7



Let' start the week with some cancer news update News about  skin cancer NIH Study Reveals New Genetic Culprit in Deadly Skin Cancer Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have … [Read more...]


Cancer in the headlines, August 28



Another sunny weekend on my side of the world. However, our thoughts are with the victims of the bush and forest fires in many parts of the world. Such devastations have long-term effects on the … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, August 21



It's been ages since I had brought you some cancer news. I was away, travelling in southern Africa during the last three weeks. Knowing that Internet access is rather difficult where I was going, I … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, July 24



News from the cancer victims Hartson facing cancer treatment Ex-footballer John Hartson has recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer which has metastasized to his brain. The 34-year old … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, July 3



News from the survivors Lance Armstrong starts Tour de France While fireworks go up in the US tomorrow, our favorite cancer survivor Lance Armstrong will start the first stage of Tour de France … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, June 26



It's really summer finally! Have a great weekend! News from the cancer victims Remembering Farrah Fawcett I come from a generation who grew up with the TV series Charlie's Angels (yes, it was a … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, June 12



News from the toxicologists Formaldehyde, pesticide increase cancer risk Two ongoing studies indicate that exposure to certain compounds increased the risk for certain types of cancer. … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, June 5



News from the survivors This coming Sunday, June 7  is National Cancer Survivors Day. In commemoration of this event, the author-doctor-cancer survivor Laura Liberman will give a talk on Women … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side, May 22



News from the cancer patients Arrest ordered for mom of boy, 13, resisting chemo The 13-year old boy with Hodgkin's lymphoma who refused to have chemotherapy has been reported to have disappeared … [Read more...]


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