Cancer


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Hospice Insider | October 12, 2016 Every October an annual international health campaign, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is organized by major beast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into…


September: Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

The Hospice Insider | September 26, 2016 One person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer — such as leukemia or lymphoma — approximately every three minutes. This month is time to increase public awareness and understanding…


September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Hospice Insider | September 23, 2016 Caregivers, families, research groups and charities across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Its objective is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that affect children, survivorship…


T-Cell Pioneer Carl June Acknowledges Key Ingredient Wasn’t His

In corrections attached to three high-profile publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania’s star cancer scientist, Carl June, and his coauthors acknowledged they didn’t invent a key aspect of a breakthrough type of cancer therapy. June…



Mutant Yeast Are Cranking Out Pharma’s Next Superdrug

The offices of Adimab, a biotech company in Lebanon, New Hampshire, smell pleasantly of fresh bread. It’s an olfactory illusion, albeit a welcome one. Nobody is baking anything. The laboratory is lined with beaker after beaker of incubating Saccharomyces cerevisiae—yeast….


‘Big data’ drills down into metabolic details

Rice University bioengineers have introduced a fast computational method to model tissue-specific metabolic pathways. Their algorithm may help researchers find new therapeutic targets for cancer and other diseases. Metabolic pathways are immense networks of biochemical reactions that keep organisms functioning…


New Device Lights Up Cancer Surgery

Detecting and effectively treating cancer as early as possible is the key to patient survival. In addition to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments, the disease often requires surgical intervention to remove cancerous cells. But despite extensive pre-operative planning, surgeons…