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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 […]

ICYMI: August 28, 2015

Feature Story Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer’s Return THURSDAY, August 27, 2015 (Discovery News) — An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational […]

ICYMI: August 21, 2015

Feature Story Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation TUESDAY, August 18, 2015 (Modern Healthcare) — As the healthcare and retail industries await federal regulation on electronic cigarettes, a new JAMA study has found that young e-smokers are more likely to try tobacco than those who have never “vaped.” You might have also missed… Jimmy […]

ICYMI: August 14, 2015

Feature Story NIH Funded Study Finds New Way to Detect Breast Cancer WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 (The Hill) A National Institutes of Health-funded study published Wednesday says researchers have found a way to detect recurrent breast cancer in its early stages. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found they could detect fast-growing cancerous tumors using […]

ICYMI: August 7, 2015

Feature Story Birth Control Pills Give Women Dramatic Anti-Cancer Benefits WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015 (Forbes)– Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the […]

ICYMI: July 31, 2015

Feature Story This week’s feature story is from the current issue of Newsweek magazine “Curing Cancer.” Check out the issue for more articles on cancer prevention, health disparities, early detection and treatment. The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (Newsweek) — Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like […]