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Sky-mapping system can predict whether cancer treatment will work

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Can a system for charting the stars be used to treat cancer? (And no, I don't mean astrology.) Researchers at Johns Hopkins think so. Using a sky-mapping algorithm developed by astronomers, the scientists have found a way to predict whether cancer will respond to immunotherapy."This platform has the potential to transform how oncologists will deliver cancer immunotherapy," Drew Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Bloomberg-Kim...
Tags: Astronomy, Cancer, Innovation, Johns Hopkins, Pardoll, Sloan Digital Sky, Alexander Szalay


Study: Alcohol Linked to More Than 700,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide Every Year

New research this week is the latest to find that alcohol use is a major cancer risk, one that people aren’t necessarily too aware of. The study estimated that over 700,000 cases of cancer worldwide can be attributed to alcohol annually.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Breast Cancer, Alcohol, Cancer, Alcoholism, Drinking Culture, Oncology, Risk Factors, Liver Cancer, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Psychoactive Drugs, Health Effects Of Wine


Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study

Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that even low levels of drinking can increase the risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Breast Cancer, Alcohol, Cancer, Research, Society, Medical Research


Scientist Prue Hart: ‘Sunburn causes havoc in the skin – we should avoid it’

The inflammation researcher explains the health benefits and dangers of soaking up the sunProf Prue Hart is head of the inflammation research group at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, which studies the beneficial effects of sunlight exposure on our health and whether these are the result of UV-induced vitamin D or other molecules produced in our skin upon exposure to sunlight.What exactly happens when the sun hits our skin?Sunlight is made up of three components: there’s the visi...
Tags: Health, Science, Cancer, The Sun, Skin Cancer, Perth Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, Prue Hart


Cancer New Moon: Vacation

Cancer New Moon: Vacation T here’s a book I reread at the beginning of each summer, as faithfully as others might shop for a new swimsuit. Ladder of Years is Anne Tyler’s novel about Delia Grinstead, a middle-aged Baltimore wife and mother who walks away from her family one day during a beach vacation and starts over in a new town. Nothing about Delia’s life up to then offers any hint – to her family, to the reader, to herself – that she’s capable of such bold and decisive action. She’s live...
Tags: Cancer, Anne Tyler, Baltimore, Astrology, Lear, Delia, New Moon, Cordelia, Delia Grinstead


Annual Cancer Report Finds a Lot of Good News

A new report from the American Cancer Society and others shows that cancer death rates in the U.S. have continued to decline over time, across all groups of Americans. There have been more successes for some forms of cancer over others, with lung cancer and melanoma both killing fewer people than in the past.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Oncology, American Cancer Society, War on Cancer, Karen Hacker, Carcinogenesis, Cancer Society, Health Medical Pharma, Epidemiology Of Cancer, Karen E Knudsen


Sammie Dacong, Sacramento Teen With Terminal Cancer Who Raised $130K+ For Others To Have Their Wishes, Dies

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Samantha Dacong, the Sacramento high school senior with terminal cancer who was raising money so that other people’s Make-A-Wish requests could be granted, has died. Family told CBS Miami’s Frances Wang that Dacong passed away in the hospital Thursday night. The 18-year-old was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2012. Make-A-Wish sent her to Disney World the year after – but ever since then, Sammie paid it forward by helping grant other people’s wishes. I tried to find a ...
Tags: News, Cancer, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Miami, Cbs, Disney World, Sammie, Make-A-Wish, Sacramento News, Frances Wang, Samantha Dacong, Sammie Dacong, Dacong


Blood test that finds 50 types of cancer is accurate enough to be rolled out

Diagnostic tool being piloted by NHS England shows ‘impressive results’ in spotting tumours in early stagesA simple blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease emerge in a person is accurate enough to be rolled out as a screening test, according to scientists.The test, which is also being piloted by NHS England in the autumn, is aimed at people at higher risk of the disease including patients aged 50 or older. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Cancer, Society, UK News, NHS, NHS england


Water of death: how arsenic is poisoning rural communities in India

‘A crisis is brewing’, experts warn, with contaminated water exposing villagers to increased risk of cancer and affecting children’s brain developmentNine members of Pankaj Rai’s family have died from cancer over the past 20 years. But the 25-year-old farmer from Bihar only found out their deaths were likely a result of arsenic poisoning when his father got sick.In 2017, Pankaj took his father, Ganesh Rai, to the Mahavir Cancer Institute & Research Centre in Patna. Ganesh had stage 4 kidney canc...
Tags: Health, Cancer, India, Environment, Water, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bangladesh, World Health Organization, Access to water, Bihar, Pankaj, Arun Kumar, Pankaj Rai, Ganesh Rai


How a cancer diagnosis inspired a fresh outlook for one young musician

At the age of just 22, the very last thing you want to hear is that you have stage 4 cancer, but for some people the only response is to tackle it head on – which is just what Ellie Edna Rose-Davies didI barely noticed it at first. A bump on the right side of my neck, small but definite. I was 22 and had no health issues (I’d never even broken a bone), so I didn’t think much of the lump. But my boyfriend was concerned, so I made an appointment to go to the GP.For the next few months, I would see...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Music, Science, Cancer, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Goat Girl, Ellie Edna Rose Davies


Cancer Solstice 2021: Water, Feelings, and Nurturance

This Solstice, whether above the equator or below, initiates us into a LOT of water!   A beautiful Grand Trine with Sun in Cancer, Moon in Scorpio, and Jupiter inPisces channels our emotional life into both new and old territories.  Depending on where you are in life, and at what stage … [read more]
Tags: Videos, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Astrology, Danielle Vierling, Cancer Solstice 2021, Grand Trine in Water


We're winning the war on cancer

A new study projects that cancer deaths will decrease in relative and absolute terms by 2040.The biggest decrease will be among lung cancer deaths, which are predicted to fall by 50 percent.Cancer is like terrorism: we cannot eliminate it entirely, but we can minimize its influence. As the #2 leading cause of death, cancer takes the lives of about 600,000 Americans each year. In comparison, heart disease (#1) claims more than 650,000 lives, while accidents (#3) take about 175,000 lives. (In 20...
Tags: Facebook, Medicine, Cancer, Innovation, NHL, Hodgkin, JAMA Network Open, Lola Rahib


Moon in Leo, June 13-15, 2021

The Moon moves into Leo on the afternoon of June 13 and stays through the later hours of the 15th. Sunday, the 13th, is an okay day for this Diva Moon. However, things take a turn on Monday, the 14th, when Luna encounters only harsh aspects by getting involved with the current Saturn/Uranus square.... (Click on the title to read the full post and explore the website.)
Tags: Cancer, Leo, Astrology, Luna, 05-Leo and The Sun, Moon In Leo


Summer Solstice: Slowing Down, Turning Around

Here’s one of my favorites from the Big Sky Astrology archives. It was originally published in 2005. We’re still in the same old house, my nephew is grown and married and practicing law, and my sister and I are entering our 7th decades and still as goofy and giggly as ever when we get together! I pick up the phone to hear my sister’s voice in mid-reminiscence: “Hey, you know what I remembered today?” “What?” “Remember when we used to go to pick mom up from work, and we’d be sitting in the car...
Tags: Cancer, Indiana, San Diego, Astrology, Seasonal Essays


‘Simply Just Another Bump In The Road’: Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet

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Tags: News, Cancer, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Louie, Kramer, Sacramento Fire Department, Stanfill, Louis Stanfill, Mike Ferguson, American Rugby Union, Hodgkins Lymphoma The Sacramento Fire Department, Sacramento Fire Academy


Moon in Cancer, June 11-13, 2021; Mars enters Leo

Moon in Cancer, June 11-13, gives us several days to seek out and/or create some feel good, make a connection moments. She encounters no harsh aspects until Sunday when she opposes Pluto in Capricorn. This watery, sensitive, intuitive sign is a lifeline to our past and our futures. Why? Because she... (Click on the title to read the full post and explore the website.)
Tags: Cancer, Leo, Mars, Pluto, Astrology, 05-Leo and The Sun, 01-Aries and Mars, 04-Cancer and The Moon


A cancer immunotherapy technique may prevent diabetes

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Nearly 2 million Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes — a condition that causes drastic spikes or drops in sugar levels and, in turn, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It's a condition that must constantly be monitored, something that a lot of diabetics find mentally exhausting. One diabetic, Naomi, told the BBC that she couldn't handle "the physical or mental challenges of diabetes anymore," and struggled to monitor her blood su...
Tags: Medicine, Cancer, Bbc, Innovation, Fda, University Of Arizona, National Academy of Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Naomi, Kuhns, Michael Kuhns, Thomas Serwold


Pill shows promise in certain hard-to-beat breast cancers

By Carla K. Johnson | Associated Press A pill has been shown to help keep certain early-stage, hard-to-treat breast cancers at bay after initial treatment in findings being reported early because they are so promising. Study results were released Thursday by the American Society of Clinical Oncology ahead of its annual meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The pill, called Lynparza, was found to help breast cancer patients with harmful mutations live longer without disea...
Tags: News, Cancer, Merck, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, ASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Lynparza, CARLA K JOHNSON, National News, Lori Pierce, University of Michigan Serious


New UC Davis Study Examines How Cancer Impacts Racial And Ethnic Minorities

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Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Moon, Chen, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UC Davis Health, Moon Chen UC Davis, Chen Researchers, Iesha Robberson, Brenda Castelan, Criselda Ignacio


New UC Davis Study Examines How Cancer Impacts Racial And Ethnic Minorities

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Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Moon, Chen, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UC Davis Health, Moon Chen UC Davis, Chen Researchers, Iesha Robberson, Brenda Castelan, Criselda Ignacio


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 31-June 7

  A view from North Hollywood: Rose Hernandez dances and spins a sign while promoting a business on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, Friday, April 16, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoo...
Tags: Health, Gardening, California, La, Cancer, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Council, Emily, Esther, Woodland Hills


Number of smokers has reached all-time high of 1.1 billion, study finds

Governments told to focus on stopping young from taking up habit that killed 8 million people in 2019Smoking killed almost 8 million people in 2019 and the number of smokers rose as the habit was picked up by young people around the world, according to new research.A study published in the Lancet on Thursday said efforts to curb the habit had been outstripped by population growth with 150 million more people smoking in the nine years from 1990, reaching an all-time high of 1.1 billion. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Smoking, Cancer, Society, Stroke, Global development


Breast cancer campaigner Kris Hallenga: ‘We were the first to get nipples

When she was told she had stage four breast cancer in 2009, Hallenga didn’t even know it could be a danger at her age. Then she started a campaign to save thousands of livesEight months before Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer that spread to her spine, she went to her GP about a lump. It was 2009, she was 23 years old and, she says, “actually very miserable”, having just come out of a crummy relationship. Living in Beijing, she was working for a travel company, and teachi...
Tags: Health, UK, Breast Cancer, China, Cancer, Society, Beijing, Midlands, Kris Hallenga


Kris Hallenga: how she convinced a generation to check their breasts

When she was told she had stage four breast cancer in 2009, Hallenga didn’t even know it could be a danger at her age. Then she started a campaign to save thousands of livesEight months before Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer that spread to her spine, she went to her GP about a lump. It was 2009, she was 23 years old and, she says, “actually very miserable”, having just come out of a crummy relationship. Living in Beijing, she was working for a travel company, and teachi...
Tags: Health, UK, Breast Cancer, China, Cancer, Society, Beijing, Midlands, Kris Hallenga


Kris Hallenga: the woman diagnosed with cancer at 23 who convinced a generation to check their breasts

When she was told she had stage four breast cancer in 2009, Hallenga didn’t even know it could be a danger at her age. Then she started a campaign to save thousands of livesEight months before Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer that spread to her spine, she went to her GP about a lump. It was 2009, she was 23 years old and, she says, “actually very miserable”, having just come out of a crummy relationship. Living in Beijing, she was working for a travel company, and teachi...
Tags: Health, UK, Breast Cancer, China, Cancer, Society, Beijing, Midlands, Kris Hallenga


‘Important For Me To Protect Her’: West Sacramento Son Gets Vaccinated For Mom Battling Cancer

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Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Kaiser, West Sacramento, Melissa, Evan, National Cancer Institute, Melissa She, Evan Brown, MELISSA BROWN, Coronavirus, COVID


High School Senior With Terminal Cancer Helps Raise Money For Others Battling Illnesses

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Tags: News, Cancer, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Northern California, Steven, Northern Nevada, Hurst, Sammie, Make A Wish Foundation, Land Park, Make-A-Wish, Sacramento News, Samantha Dacong


Tracey Emin on her cancer self-portraits: ‘This is mine. I own it’

As she starts to rebuild her life after surgery, the artist shares her unflinching self-portraits taken during treatment, talks about seeing dead people in hospital walls, and explains why she’s buying herself a punchbag – and kittens‘I’m smiling and talking to you,” says Tracey Emin, sitting at her kitchen table. “But it’s not always like this.” We’ve been delaying this conversation until she finally felt well enough. She has been spending a lot of time in bed, just resting. On the phone, she s...
Tags: Art, Cancer, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Tracey Emin, Tracey


Tracey Emin on beating cancer: ‘You can curl up and die – or you can get on with it’

As she starts to rebuild her life after surgery, the artist shares her unflinchingly honest cancer self-portraits, talks about seeing dead people in hospital walls, and explains why she’s buying herself a punchbag – and kittens‘I’m smiling and talking to you,” says Tracey Emin, sitting at her kitchen table. “But it’s not always like this.” We’ve been delaying this conversation until she finally felt well enough. She has been spending a lot of time in bed, just resting. On the phone, she sounded ...
Tags: Art, Cancer, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Tracey Emin, Tracey


Biden proposes ARPA-H, a health research agency to ‘end cancer’ modeled after DARPA

In a joint address to Congress last night, President Biden updated the nation on vaccination efforts and outlined his administration’s ambitious goals. Biden’s first 100 days have been characterized by sweeping legislative packages that could lift millions of Americans out of poverty and slow the clock on the climate crisis, but during his first joint address to Congress, the president highlighted another smaller plan that’s no less ambitious: to “end cancer as we know it.” “I can think of ...
Tags: Health, TC, Congress, Government, White House, Cancer, Tech, Joe Biden, Diabetes, United States, President, Darpa, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Biden, Nih