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Image for ICYMI: March 17, 2017

ICYMI: March 17, 2017

Feature Story Trump budget calls for slashing biomedical and science research funding THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (Stat News) — President Trump’s proposed budget chops $6 billion, about a fifth of the total budget, from the National Institutes of Health, a move that could decimate biomedical research in a number of areas and stagger academic institutions […]

Image for ICYMI: January 6, 2017

ICYMI: January 6, 2017

Feature Story Cancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women. THURSDAY, January 5, 2017 (The Washington Post) –The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped by 25 percent since its 1991 peak, resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same, […]

Image for ICYMI: October 21, 2016

ICYMI: October 21, 2016

Feature Story CDC now recommends just two HPV vaccine doses for preteens WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016 (The Washington Post)–Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two […]

Image for ICYMI: September 9, 2016

ICYMI: September 9, 2016

Feature Story Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2016 (The Washington Post)– The Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot” took a major step forward Wednesday when a committee of top cancer researchers and patient advocates recommended an ambitious set of scientific goals designed to sharply accelerate progress […]

Image for ICYMI: July 1, 2016

ICYMI: July 1, 2016

Feature Story Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (CNN) — Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son, Beau, to cancer in 2015, outlined some of the […]

Image for ICYMI: June 10, 2016

ICYMI: June 10, 2016

Feature Story 5 Blood Tests You Need After Age 50 THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (Prevention magazine) — The virus that kills more Americans than any other disease will probably surprise you: It’s hepatitis C. Recently, the CDC reported new surveillance data showing an all-time high of hepatitis C–related deaths in 2014, at 19,659. Because the […]

Image for ICYMI: May 13, 2016

ICYMI: May 13, 2016

Feature Story What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (TIME magazine) — Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid […]

Image for ICYMI: April 29, 2016

ICYMI: April 29, 2016

Feature Story  Racial health gap narrows but disparities remain significant WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (Modern Healthcare) — The latest annual report card on the nation’s health shows there’s been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both. Differences in life expectancy among […]

Advocate to Save Lives

Every year, 1.6 million Americans are told they have cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death and is responsible for an average of 1,580 deaths every day in the United States. The enormity of cancer can make us feel helpless, but there is something we can do. President Obama and Vice President Biden […]

ICYMI: January 15, 2015

Feature Story Vice President Biden will head pursuit of cancer cure TUESDAY, January 12, 2016 (USA Today) — President Obama announced during his State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out the “moonshot” to cure cancer that Biden called for following his son’s death. “Last month, (Biden) worked with this Congress […]