Bridging Well-Being, Blood Sugar and Nutrition

One of the most widespread threats to health and, therefore, well-being, is blood sugar dysregulation. Blood sugar dysregulation can lead not only to type 2 diabetes but also to cancer.

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Breast Exams: At Home or Clinic?

There is a grim reality to both cancer research and funding: Each, to an enormous degree, is directed at early detection, not when metastasis has already taken place. Like most diseases, cancer is, in fact, fairly curable at its earliest…

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Camp to Cure Cancer

Every summer, campers across the country flood to the nearest Jellystone Park for weekends spent in the great outdoors with beloved Yogi Bear characters—and a fun-filled calendar of events. Most Jellystone Park campgrounds host family-oriented events every weekend, including Christmas…

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Protein Identified in Breast Cancer Metastasis

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found an explanation for how breast cancer spreads to the lungs, which could potentially hold the key to preventing the progression of the disease. Led by Dr. Ainhoa Mielgo, the research team conducted…

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Dr. James Allison: The Main Act

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” The words of acclaimed physicist Niels Bohr can be thought to apply to the somewhat counterintuitive notion that by engineering an element of…

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Dr. Doug Lowy on the Future of Cancer Research

Dr. Lowy, in collaboration with Dr. John Schiller, has been awarded the 2018 Szent-Györgyi prize for Progress in Cancer Research for their development of a preventive vaccine for human papilloma virus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer cases.…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Risks

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. In fact, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women in the country. Unfortunately, the…

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All in Moderation: The Power of Exercise and Diet Choices

In 2018, there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the United States. Over 600 thousand people will die from the disease. Over $140 billion will be spent for national cancer care. With all of this…

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Artemisinin Therapies: Connecting the Dots

You wouldn’t think it, but the science cannot be denied: One of the newest and most promising drug candidates for cancer was actually developed all the way back in 1972. For malaria. “There were some hints in the literature, but…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Michael Stein

“I think it was 2006,” recalls Michael “Mickey” Stein on his chronic follicular indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “I was taking a shower and felt a lump in my groin. I have a degree in psychology, but a lot of it was…

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National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4% every year throughout the last…

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The Lucy Fund: Words of a Mother

Lucy Elicker Stanovick, an English professor, writer, wife and mother of two, received the news that she had Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in April 2008. Although active, health conscious and just 42 years old, she was faced suddenly with…

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