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  • Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer

    Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer British archaeologists have discovered what could be the oldest intact sample of metastatic cancer in a recently excavated skeleton. This meaningful discovery could offer fresh insight into this fatal form of cancer that is quite common today. The archaeological team […]

      This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer

      This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer What if you could determine if you had any cancerous tumors or blood clots in your body with a simple test similar to the standard pregnancy test? That’s the goal of a group of engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of […]

        What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer?

        What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer? It’s been more than a century since the American Cancer Society was originally established by a select group of businessmen and physicians in New York City. The Society had been founded in order to help raise awareness for cancer– a […]

          Meet the Man Who Fights Cancer on His Bike

          Meet the Man Who Rides for Cancer Awareness Residents of Scranton, PA may have noticed a man passing through on his bike with two huskies earlier this February. Aside from thinking that this guy must be crazy for riding his bike in the frigid winter weather, there might […]

            New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers

            New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers An Israeli specialist and his research team have made a “radical and potentially life-changing” discovery. It’s something that could help produce a cure for all forms of cancer. This incredible breakthrough is the result of a 16 year long study […]

              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 better […]

                Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors

                Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors When you think about the future of cancer treatment— does it include robots? Breaking news coming all the way from South Korea suggests that this could be the next step in the fight against cancer. A team of scientists from […]

                  Why You Should Care About Lung Cancer Awareness Month

                  Lung Cancer Awareness Month If you haven’t already heard, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a special event that has fostered a strong community and movement around this illness. This is the time of year to make sure that your lungs are looking […]

                    Botox Injection Could Neutralize Prostate Cancer Tumors

                    Botox Injection can Neutralize Prostate Cancer Don’t be surprised if more men start considering Botox injections in the near future. Only it’s not going to be for fighting age lines and wrinkles. New research suggests that this toxin could combat the effects of prostate cancer or enlarged […]

                      Rock a Stache This Movember!

                      Rock Your Stache this Movember Have you been wondering why more men are sporting mustaches (or beards) during November? This explosion of facial hair is for Movember (November + Mustache), an event that raises awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. The tradition was started […]

                        October is Here – Time to Think Pink!

                        October's Around the Corner, Time to Think Pink The first Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also referred to as BCAM, was observed in the United States in 1985. Since then, the country has emphasized the widespread importance of this month by referring to it as National Breast Cancer Awareness […]

                          Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk?

                          Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk? Know Cancer Blog Surely most people have heard how the regular use of tanning beds can put them at risk for developing skin cancer. Yet, it seems like plenty of women are still flirting with this danger. A new study suggests that about […]

                            Could a Chemical in Pepsi Really Cause Cancer?

                            Could a Chemical in Pepsi Cause Cancer An environmental group has claimed that the caramel coloring agent used in Pepsi actually contains a threateningly high level of a carcinogen (not the type of substances you want in your body). One of the most disturbing aspects of this […]

                              Lance Armstrong Finally Comes Clean

                              Lance Armstrong Oprah Winfrey Interview Lance Armstrong, after more than a decade of facing numerous lawsuits and making even more heated denials, has officially acknowledged that he was using performance enhancing drugs during his record-breaking seven Tour de France victories. During a much anticipated interview […]

                                Bill Gates Invests in Cancer DNA Sequencing Firm

                                Bill Gates Foundation Medicine - Cancer Research In a press release this week, Bill Gates announced that he was investing in Foundation Medicine with some choice words: “Advances in understanding the human genome are having a dramatic impact on almost every area of medicine. Foundation Medicine’s approach in […]

                                  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 […]

                                    Stand Up To Cancer Funds Cancer Research Dream Teams

                                    Stand Up To Cancer There is hardly a person who walks the earth today who has not been affected by cancer in some way. While many cancer research centers are closing in on discoveries which could one day save the lives of countless cancer […]

                                      November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

                                      November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and you can show your support by taking the time to learn more about this devastating form of cancer. In general, pancreatic cancer has not had as much public exposure as say breast […]

                                        Chuck Pagano on Cancer; “It’s Already Beat”

                                        It always inspires me how athletes and those in the sports world approach something as devastating as cancer in the same way that they do the game they play. Athletes have a unique ability to channel their competitive nature into […]

                                          Breast Cancer Awareness Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

                                          Breast Cancer Awareness Month In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we put together this little infographic to give an overview of breast cancer. Click the thumbnail below to open the full image: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in […]

                                            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 […]

                                                Warren Buffet Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

                                                It was recently announced that Warren Buffet, age 81, has been diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer. The announcement was made by the American multinational conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, of which Mr. Buffet is acting CEO and Chairman. It has been […]

                                                Jimmy Castor Loses Battle with Cancer

                                                Jimmy Castor dies of cancer Popular for his R&B percussion, saxophone and singing performances in the 1970s, Jimmy Castor passed away on January 16th. Born on January 23, 1940, James Walter Castor ultimately died of cardiac failure in a hospital in Nevada at the age […]

                                                  Joe Paterno Loses Battle with Lung Cancer

                                                  Joe Paterno dies of Lung Cancer Legendary college football coach Joseph Vincent Paterno lost his battle with lung cancer on January 22, 2012. He held the record for the most victories by an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football coach with 409 wins. Former […]

                                                  Open-Source Cancer Research (TED Talk)

                                                  We recently came across this amazing Ted Talk by Jay Bradner and felt compelled to share! Jay asks the interesting question of, “How does cancer know it’s cancer”?  Bradner, a researcher at Harvard and Dana Farber in Boston (*also check out […]

                                                  Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Fighting Liver Cancer

                                                  Robin Gibb - Bee Gees - Liver Cancer Robin Gibb, 61, is battling liver cancer and is currently receiving treatment at a Harley Street clinic. He has been receiving treatment since May of this year, and is being watched closely by his wife Dwina. According to reports, the liver cancer treatments have thus […]

                                                  Singer Andy Williams Announces He Has Bladder Cancer

                                                  Andy Williams - Bladder Cancer Andy Williams, known for songs like “Moon River” and Emmy-winning variety television program “The Andy Williams Show,” announced to an audience at his Christmas show over the weekend that “I do have cancer of the bladder.” Interestingly enough, he also […]