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ICYMI, March 15, 2019

Feature story National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.D.A.’s Acting Commissioner TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (The New York Times)—Dr. Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday. Dr. Sharpless […]

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ICYMI, March 8, 2019

  Feature story F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Who Fought Teenage Vaping, Resigns TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (The New York Times)—Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, known for his aggressive efforts to regulate the tobacco and e-cigarette industries, said on Tuesday that he would resign at the end of the month. You […]

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ICYMI, March 1, 2019

Feature story Colon cancer often misdiagnosed, treatment delayed in many younger patients WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019 (NBC)—Many younger patients with colon cancer are initially misdiagnosed, which often leads to their disease being discovered at an advanced stage. Researchers also found that for many younger patients, it took visits to multiple doctors before the correct diagnosis […]

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ICYMI, February 22, 2019

Feature story Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100, study finds WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2019 (CBS)—Cervical cancer could potentially be eliminated as a major public health threat in the majority of the world by the end of this century, a new study says. According to the researchers, more widespread use of the […]

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ICYMI, February 15, 2019

Feature story CDC blames spike in teen tobacco use on vaping, popularity of Juul MONDAY, February 11, 2019 (CNBC)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blaming nicotine vaping devices like Juul for single-handedly driving a spike in tobacco use among teens, threatening to erase years of progress curbing youth use. You might have also missed… […]

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ICYMI, February 8, 2019

Feature story Some Cancers Are Rising in Millennials. Obesity Might Be Why MONDAY, February 4, 2019 (TIME magazine)—The rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths have fallen in the U.S. over the past few decades. But certain cancers are becoming more common among younger Americans, and researchers think obesity may be to blame, finds a […]

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ICYMI, February 1, 2019

Feature story The ‘complete’ cancer cure story is both bogus and tragic  THURSDAY, January 31, 2019 (Wired)—Is there any more tantalizing headline than “Scientists Discover a Cure for Cancer”? Some version of this fantastical claim has been dropped into the news cycle with the regularity of a super blood wolf moon for the better part of a century. […]

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ICYMI, January 25, 2019

Feature story 23andMe Just Got FDA Approval for a DNA Cancer Test TUESDAY, January 22, 2019 (TIME magazine)—DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. said it has gotten the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. 23andMe said it will now be able to tell […]

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ICYMI, January 18, 2019

Feature story WHO: Anti-Vaccine Movement a Top Threat in 2019 WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—The World Health Organization is calling out the anti-vaccine movement as one of the top global health threats this year. WHO named vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite available vaccines, among its recently released list […]

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ICYMI, January 11, 2019

Feature story Study: Cancer Declines, but Wealth a Health Factor TUESDAY, January 8, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—The cancer mortality rate has continued to decline in the U.S. since its peak in 1991, but socioeconomic disparities among counties are causing shifts in those suffering from the deadly disease’s most preventable types, according to a report published Tuesday. […]