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  • New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer

    New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer

    With the many studies conducted on the possible health benefits and risks from consuming coffee, it’s easy to understand why people can get a little confused about what to think. That being said, a new study has uncovered evidence …

      Donor Gives $30 Million to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

      Donation for Dana Farber Cancer Institute

      For people like Albert Marcotte, producing new things and finding solutions are part of the everyday process. This Plymouth native launched his first successful venture after completing graduate school. It was a company that taught executives how to make …

        Genome Sequencing: Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research

        Genome Sequencing Now Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research

        Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is going to be an incredibly valuable tool in the fight against cancer. The latest advancements have made the process of sequencing a person’s full genome (3.1 billion base pairs of DNA) much more …

          How Do Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Your Care?

          How Can Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Upon Your Care?

          Did you know there are significant benefits to enrolling in a clinical trial if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer? One thing that grabs people’s attention is the chance that this could lead to completely unexpected results (similar to this …

            How Can Common Viruses be Used to Treat Pediatric Cancers?

            Doctors Developing Viral Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

            As a parent, you probably take plenty of steps to protect your children from the plethora of nasty germs that can be found in various classroom environments around the country at this time of year. However, you might be surprised …

              Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer?

              Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer? | Know Cancer Blog

              Now, I am sure that you are all familiar with dogs that have been trained to help sniff out things like bombs or drugs, and these ever faithful companions have also helped pull people from disasters like fires. However, did …

                Worth the Risk? Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

                Actos Has Been Linked to Bladder Cancer

                A number of recent studies have suggested that the link between Actos (pioglitazone) and bladder cancer was much stronger than was indicated in prior clinical trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a “Drug Safety Communication” nearly two …

                  Top 5 Cancer Stories of 2012

                  2012 Cancer Stories

                  As the year of 2012 comes to an end, we wanted to look back at some of the biggest headlines from this memorable year. Some of these stories made us cry, some made us angry, and some showed us the …

                    Lung Cancer Awareness Month: No One Deserves to Die

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                    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and that means that people all across the country will be showing their support for the lung cancer community. We wanted to show our support this year with some info detailing the impact that …

                      What an Obama Presidency Has Meant for Cancer Research


                      While campaigning for the Presidency in 2008, President Obama and his running mate Joe Biden had been pretty vocal about the continued need for federal funding of cancer research.

                      During the 2008 campaign, they even published their plan to effectively …

                        What a Mitt Romney Presidency Means for Cancer Research

                        Mitt Romney Cancer Research

                        As we edge closer to November and the 2012 Presidential Election, there has been plenty of discussion about the differences between Mitt Romney and President Obama. A key factor for many people is the stance that these two men take …