OPINION -- Earlier this year, the White House announced its plan to introduce the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a program that will allow the nation’s top researchers and experts in the field to find a cure for cancer by the year 2020.
Everything from our plastic water bottles and cosmetics to our non-stick frying pans contains chemicals that accumulate in our bodies. But it is unclear what effects these chemicals might have on human health and well-being.
Erika Stallings’ mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. When it came back in her early 40s, her physicians started looking for clues.
Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say.
“Reaching this goal could change what the word cancer means for future generations. Our children and our grandchildren may not have to live with the fear of cancer the way we have.
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If the private practice primary care physician is a dying breed, then the next endangered species may very well be the independent cancer specialist and the community oncology clinic.
Eric Dishman, general manager of Intel's Health Strategy & Solutions Group, told participants at OCHIN and Oregon Medical Association’s annual symposium his “personal health tragicomedy.” It began in 1989 when he was 19, training for a marathon and a student at the University of North Carolin
July 12, 2012 -- Until recently, Danni Cote Gilbert kept a pretty low profile. She teaches high school social studies and psychology in Mountain Home, Idaho, a town 40 miles east of Boise with a population of 12,266. Her husband, James, is an administrator in the Mountain Home School District, and they have two daughters, aged five and seven.
March 12, 2012—A bill that would have required the state to continue paying for drugs used for mental illnesses, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and immunosuppressant drugs until 2016 died in the last days of the Legislature, blocked by the House and facing a veto threat from Governor Kitzhaber.