A few years ago, Andrew W. Lo from the MIT Sloan School of Management gave a lengthy talk at a meet-and-greet for prospective students of the Master of Finance program. His speech offered a glimpse into the future of financial engineering for the benefit of society. Greed, he argues, was at the heart of the [...]
In the latest example of real life mimicking our favorite cable dramas, a Massachusetts middle school tutor who is undergoing chemotherapy for stage III cancer was recently arrested on drug trafficking charges after allegedly receiving a package filled with over 400 grams of meth. Former state representative Stephen W. Show More Summary
We've been pleasantly surprised by the hilarity that routinely comes from Comedy Central's new series, Inside Amy Schumer. Tuesday's episode featured the titular comic exploiting her out writer's breast cancer diagnosis to get out of doing things she doesn't want to do. read more
If you were to browse the iTunes music charts, it may surprise you to find that the top-selling song right now is by an artist you may have never heard of: Zach Sobiech's "Clouds" has landed at No. 1 with its inspirational message of hope and courage. In 2009, when Zach was just 14 years [...]
Genetic testing made headlines last week when Angelina Jolie announced her double mastectomies. Knowing she carried a gene that dramatically increased her odds for developing cancer, she chose to remove both breasts preventatively. Would she definitely have gotten cancer if she hadn’t had surgery? No. Show More Summary
Children of mothers with cancer must learn this painful lesson early: the vulnerability of the figure on whom they have grounded their existence. With varying degrees of fearful awareness, such children intuit that the mother who comforts by murmuring “I am here” will not always be there.
Scientists have uncovered a survival mechanism that occurs in breast cells that have just turned premalignant-cells on the cusp between normalcy and cancers-which may lead to new methods of stopping tumors.
Can't wait until August for the new—and, sadly, final—episodes of Breaking Bad? Then follow the pitfalls of Stephen Doran, a 57-year-old middle school tutor with stage III cancer who was busted this week for allegedly trafficking meth. Read more...
The American Cancer Society was founded in New York City on May 22, 1913. (That's a hundred years ago today.) Back then it was called the American Society for the Control of Cancer. It's funny to think of "celebrating" in terms of a disease like cancer. Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, Catholic News Service ran a story of a young Minnesota man, Zach Sobiech, and the prayerful devotion of his family as he endured the final stages of osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Zach, 18, died May 20 at his family home in Stillwater. His parents, Laura and Rob, members […]
Are certain drugs more effective against some types of prostate cancers than others? Researchers know that not all therapies work for all patients - the next question is to figure out how to match the right treatments with the right patients.
The longest-tenured employee of WIBW has died. Elmer Gunderson, a broadcast engineer at the Topeka CBS affiliate for almost 58 years, lost his battle with cancer Sunday. He was 81. Gunderson joined the station in 1955, just two years after the station went on the air. Show More Summary
Tania Castellano was seven-years-old when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the nervous system. Despite the diagnosis — and the harrowing treatments — Talia pressed on with the business of living. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Talia reveled in her favorite activity — playing with makeup — and created a thriving YouTube [...]
PHILADELPHIA — Frequent heartburn was positively associated with cancers of the throat and vocal cord among nonsmokers and nondrinkers, and the use of antacids, but not prescription medications, had a protective effect, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. read more
Jenise Kaliszewski and her husband, Greg, had been trying for less than a month to have a baby when Jenise noticed a painful lump near her left armpit. The pain eventually subsided, but a friend told her that she should still see a doctor. Show More Summary
After receiving a golf press release about "Melanoma May" I realized that the probability of skin cancer during this season merited another blog which will probably sound more like a public service announcement! Here are the latest stats...Show More Summary
Frequent heartburn increases the risk for throat cancer, a new study has found, and over-the-counter antacids may provide protection.
Pat Hall had one request from volunteers scouring the rubble of her ripped apart home in a rural corner of Oklahoma City: find the necklace that her son, who died quickly from cancer, gave her before his death. She got her wish. Brian Foster, an Air Force Master Sgt. volunteerin …
Senior Scientific Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for the Detection, Measurement and Imaging of Cancer Cells Using Nanoparticles Manhattan Scientifics Subsidiary Expands Patent Portfolio ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SeniorShow More Summary
There is some debate over whether the accumulation of damage to nuclear DNA contributes meaningfully to degenerative aging. It certainly raises the odds of cancer, but are its effects beyond that significant? Here is an open access paper...Show More Summary