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Dog sledding offers a healthy dose of adventure for children with cancer

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing – they’re young girls and boys with cancer. A young cancer patient bonds with a sled dog as part of an [...]

Understanding why some Latina women discontinue participation in cancer prevention outreach

It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are among the reasons why Latina women do not continue participation following [...]

UK experts demand reinstigation of ‘shelved’ lung cancer awareness campaign

Clinicians working in the front-line of UK lung cancer services have today (Tuesday 21 July 2015) published an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, demanding clarity on the future of the Be Clear on Cancer lung cancer awareness campaign.1 Despite a nationwide DH funded campaign in [...]

Can protein 14-3-3 sigma prevent or kill breast cancer tumors?

Every parent knows the maxim “feed a cold, starve a fever.” In cancer, however, exactly how to feed or starve a tumor has not been easy to determine. A study led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has shown that a simple molecule called 14-3-3 sigma could be one answer [...]

Annual low-dose CT screening safe and reliable for identifying pre-cancers

An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery, while identifying the cases where the nodules are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and published online in the journal Radiology. The [...]