Cancer

March 16th: The first day of spring break for Thomas Jefferson University. Little did I know… my spring break week would actually turn into a three-and-a-half-month hiatus from my Radiation Therapy program. Haley Zukowski-Echols As a senior in college nearing the end of my program, all I could think about was walking across the Pennsylvania
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Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer questions.   Dr Francis Mussai, a Cancer Research UK-funded children’s cancer researcher and consultant oncologist at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, says that the types of cancers that we see in children are very different to the cancer that we see in adults. “Cancer types that we frequently hear about in adults, such as breast, prostate, bowel, melanoma and lung cancer, are
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Iain Foulkes is our executive director of research and innovation. Another day, another set of gloomy statistics. Today’s new figures from the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute project a devastating 24% drop in the UK’s overall cancer research spending this year, driven by a 46% fall in charity sector funding. With a near constant stream
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Members of the STORMing Cancer team on a Zoom video call. People throw around the old saying “teamwork makes the dream work”. As cheesy as it may sound, it’s a fitting tribute for our Cancer Grand Challenges STORMing Cancer team.    As a team of over 60 scientists working across 4 continents, they understand the importance of teamwork to ensure their research – investigating the role of inflammation in driving cancer – runs smoothly.  
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Yesterday, we learned how certain foods and changes to our diet can help boost our immune system, which is especially important during this pandemic. While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall health, and
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Nikki and her son Amarvir, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2010. We spoke to Siobhan, Nikki and Jessica about their experiences of childhood cancer – from struggles to find a transplant match and a lack of representation in health literature and campaigns to misunderstandings about cancer in their communities. Nikki and Amarvir:
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In the midst of a pandemic and with flu season on its way, many are asking – how can I support and strengthen my immune system? While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall
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If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it’s that when duty calls, medical professionals answer. From makeshift testing sites to frontline emergency rooms across the country, countless doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers have demonstrated remarkable resilience and courage to save lives during this pandemic. As a pre-med student myself, I have watched this crisis play
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Looking for ways to add more greens to your diet? Here are a few recipes to help you do just that. Garlicky Spinach Ingredients: 2 packages frozen spinach 4-6 cloves crushed garlic 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Microwave frozen spinach 5-7 minutes. Squeeze out liquid. Meanwhile, heat oil.
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Photo credit (from left to right): Stand Up To Cancer; Instagram / Stand Up To Cancer; Instagram / Alison Sweeney Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to remind yourself of the importance of sun safety. Practicing sun safety throughout the year will give you the best chance of reducing your risk of skin cancer,
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Last weekend, I stayed in a tiny cabin at a campground near the beach. I knew I would be able to socially distance myself from others, while enjoying the outdoors and the late August weather. I knew the area well, and I took precautions, cleaned my living area, brought my own hand soap and utensils,
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When a child is diagnosed with cancer, treatment will typically involve a combination of chemotherapy drugs, surgery and for many, radiotherapy. And if the cancer comes back after these treatments, the options become even more limited. For some children, there may be a clinical trial that could help. But many are testing combinations of chemotherapy
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When I heard the news this weekend about the passing of Chadwick Boseman, like many I was shocked and sad that another young life was taken by this disease. Chadwick chose to keep his diagnosis and treatment private. Whether or not to share a cancer diagnosis with friends and acquaintances is a deeply personal one
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