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Gene Likely to Promote Childhood Cancers Pinpointed

In a study involving mice, researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified a gene that contributes to the development of several childhood cancers. If the findings prove to be applicable to humans, the research could lead to new strategies for targeting certain childhood cancers at a molecular level. […]

Prostate Cancer Survivors Have New Recommendations of Post-Treatment Care

More than 2.5 million men in the U.S. have received treatment for prostate cancer. Many of these survivors deal with the often disabling side effects of surgery and radiation and hormonal therapies. To aid in the transition of these patients from specialty to primary care for long-term management of problems such as urinary incontinence and […]

Duke Researchers Find Self-Destruct Strategy for HPV, Other DNA-based Viruses

Duke University researchers have hijacked a defense system normally used by bacteria in fending off viral infections. They then redirected it against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical, head and neck, and other cancers. Using the genome editing tool known as CRISPR, the researchers were able to selectively destroy two viral genes […]

New Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Buying sunscreen can be tricky. How do you know what product is safest for you and your family? To help consumers make smart decisions when protecting their skin from the sun, board-certified dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, C.S. Livingood Chair and chairman of the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, answers […]

Certain Birth Control Pills May Increase Cancer Risk

If you’re relying on birth control pills to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, low-dose estrogen pills appear to present the lowest health risk. Data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased […]

Gordon Klatt, MD: We Mourn The Loss Of A True American Hero

We have lost a hero. A true hero. Not one whose name would be on the tip of everyone's tongue or whose passing would be on nationwide news, but a hero nonetheless. We have lost a man who possibly had more influence on the lives of cancer patients and advances in cancer than most of us will ever realize. Gordon (Gordy) Klatt, MD died this week. Show More Summary

Writing May Help Cancer Survivors

Any writer knows that words have power, but this appears to be especially true for those who are facing a serious health crisis. Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of […]

Ultraviolet Bad: Surgeon General Issues A Call To Action To Prevent Skin Cancer

(Note: This blog was originally published on another American Cancer Society website on July 29 because of technical problems on this site. Those have now been resolved and it is now reposted here. We appreciate your understanding.) "Ultraviolet...Show More Summary

Cancer and the Latino Community: Lessons Learned

I had the privilege this week to serve as the keynote speaker for the 4 th Summit sponsored by Latinas Contra Cancer-an organization founded and led by Ysabel Duron, a formidable cancer survivor and news media presence in San Francisco. Bringing...Show More Summary

Hello, Again, From 1010ParkPlace!

One of my favorite words is "beginning." For me, no words are more powerful than “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Perhaps that’s why the word “beginning” conveys such hope and strength. It’s been a year andShow More Summary

New Study Helps Scientists Understand Melanoma Development

Fair-skinned people who tend to burn (rather than tan) from sun exposure have a much higher risk for melanoma than darker-skinned people. On the surface, it appears that the amount of melanin, the natural substance in the skin that determines pigment and acts as the skin’s “natural sunscreen,” would be the only determinant of melanoma […]

New Method May Allow Breast Cancer Drug to Be Given Through Skin

Endoxifen, one of the most commonly used hormone therapies for breast cancer, has also been shown to prevent the disease. However, taken orally, the drug can cause side-effects such as hot flashes and vaginal atrophy, along with increased risk of endometrial cancer and stroke, that leave it wanting as a routine method of chemoprevention. New […]

Findings Raise Hope of Preventing Breast Cancer with Statins

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK.  Dr Rahul Potluri, founder of the Algorithm for Comorbidities, Associations, Length of stay and Mortality (ACALM) Study Unit and lead author, said: “Our preliminary study suggests […]

Avoiding a Second Biopsy for Breast Cancer Patients

Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, one of the hardest tasks is to distinguish the benign nodes in the breast from the malignant tumors, and this usually requires a tissue sample (biopsy) to be taken. Using the combined approach of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the key processes in the development […]

Finding the Achilles’ Heel of Ovarian Tumor Growth

Studies published online this week in the journals Gynecologic Oncology and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics show new insight into how ovarian tumors spread throughout the body. A team of scientists, led by principal investigator David D. Show More Summary

African American Women with Breast Cancer Less Likely to Have Newer, Recommended Surgical Procedure

Racial disparities in cancer care remain troubling, especially when it appears that certain groups are less likely to benefit from advances in medical technology. African American women with early stage, invasive breast cancer were 12...Show More Summary

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