Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Holiday Hunger

Holiday food temptation is everywhere. It’s at the office, the homes of family and friends, and possibly even in your own home. Don’t let your excessive eating spiral out of control. MD Anderson has the perfect plan to help you avoid those extra holiday pounds, while still indulging in your favorite...
December 21st, 2011 | News | Read More

Lung Cancer Linked to Risk of Stroke

People recently diagnosed with lung cancer are at higher risk of having a stroke than those without lung tumors, suggests a large new study from Taiwan. Researchers looking at data covering more than 150,000 adults found that among those with lung cancer, 26 in every 1000 experienced a stroke each year,...
November 28th, 2011 | News | Read More

Evelyn H. Lauder, Champion of Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 75

Evelyn H. Lauder died in her Manhattan home on Saturday, November 12. Mrs. Lauder was best known as the executive director of The Estee Lauder Cosmetics Company and for her work as a pioneer in bringing global awareness to women’s health. Evelyn Lauder was a breast cancer advocate and created the...
November 14th, 2011 | Global, News | Read More

What are the potential uses of human stem cells?

What are the potential uses of human stem cells?
Stem Cell Basics-What are the potential uses of human stem cells and the obstacles that must be overcome before these potential uses will be realized? There are many ways in which human stem cells can be used in research and the clinic. Studies of human embryonic stem cells will yield information about...
September 21st, 2011 | News, Science | Read More

LUNG CANCER: SCREENING & EARLY DETECTION

Even though early detection can save lives, there is currently no approved screening test for lung cancer that has been proven to improve survival or detect localized disease. There are studies underway, though, to find appropriate screening tools. Early detection of lung cancer is critical for improving...
September 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

What causes pancreatic cancer?

There are some important principles of cancer biology that can help us understand why pancreatic cancer develops, and the many risk factors for this disease. Pancreatic cancer is fundamentally a disease caused by damage to the DNA (mutations). These mutations can be inherited from our parents, or they...
September 16th, 2011 | News | Read More

Building Replacement Body Parts

It won’t be long before surgeons routinely install replacement body parts created in the laboratory. At the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, human cells are being used to grow muscles, blood vessels, skin and a complete urinary bladder. Much of the...
September 7th, 2011 | News | Read More

5th Annual Stupid Cancer UnGala NYC ’11 Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

70,000 Americans between 15-40 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That’s one every eight minutes. This is not OK! So, It’s time to raise your glasses and take to the dance floor with the 5th Annual Stupid Cancer “Un-Gala”, an annual social mixer/fundraiser benefiting the I’m...
June 2nd, 2011 | Cancer Fundraising, Events, News | Read More

St. Jude’s Children’s wins $250,000 from Celebrity Apprentice

Last night, “Celebrity Apprentice” finalist John Rich won $250,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Marlee Matlen was a fierce contender and raised more for charity in one night than any other Apprentice candidate, but John Rich seemed to be a frontrunner for the last few weeks...
May 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

Stem Cells May Make It Possible To Regenerate Your Teeth

A new technique allows the body’s own stem cells to be orchestrated to regenerate teeth. Using a process called cell homing, Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, professor of dental medicine at Columbia University, has migrated stem cells to a 3-D scaffold infused with growth factor that holds the translational potential...
April 27th, 2011 | News, Science | Read More