UK’s “Super Mouse” Yielding Major Discoveries in Cancer Research

Newswise — LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2013) — It appears tiny and inconsequential enough, but the “super mouse” — created by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center some six years ago — has spawned plenty of new research into preventing and/or treating many types of cancer. Back in 2007, cancer researcher Vivek Rangnekar and his team announced that they discovered a gene

Scholarship Recipient Drawn to Neurosciences by Father’s Losing Fight Against Brain Cancer

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2013) – As the 2013 recipient of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience award, Christine R. Carico will spend the next year researching brain disorders like the one that took the life of her father, who survived four years after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor called an anaplastic astrocytoma. “My

Tide is Turning in Skin Cancer Battle

Originally published here: A decade ago there was little doctors could do to help a patient with advanced-stage melanoma. Now it seems each week yields important new discoveries about the deadly skin cancer. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and now is by any measure the most exciting time for melanoma research,” said Brian Nickoloff, director of the Nicholas V. Perricone, M.D., Division

Canada and Asbestos Today – A Guest Post from Kathleen Ruff

The following post first appeared on the Canadian Meso blog, which is a part of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network‘s recent project committed to providing survivors, patients, families, and the wider public with information and news about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.  Now that Canada no longer mines or exports asbestos, what are the next steps we should be taking as a country? The

Why, when the cancer tie is clear, do people still sunbathe?

(Originally posted here: Jenna Hoffman thinks that people, herself included, generally look better with a tan – “better than bright white,” she says. So most weekends, she’s lying outside with her eyes closed, listening to music while the sun darkens her skin. If she knows she’ll be outside all day, she wears sunscreen. Otherwise, “I don’t wear it every time because I’m trying to get

UK: Without Innovation, We’ll Never Cure Cancer

(Originally published by Maurice Saatchi at: The Prime Minister reminds me of Adlai Stevenson’s striking description of President Kennedy as “an idealist without illusions”. He is a realist to say we have quite a way to go to get close to the Government’s goal of “every clinician a researcher” and “every willing patient a research patient”. Speaking of Britain’s 34 Nobel prizes for medicine, David Cameron says: