NIH Funding Critical for Cancer ‘Moon Shot’

During his last State of the Union address, President Obama uttered a statement that elicited rare cheers from lawmakers in both parties. “For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all,” the president said Tuesday. Obama said he […]

Obama Puts Joe Biden In Charge Of Curing Cancer

Barack Obama’s State of the Union address included the announcement of a bold new push to cure cancer, which the president said would be led by none other than Vice President Joe Biden. “Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer,” Obama said midway through his address. “Last […]

Hillary Clinton Aims to Cure Alzheimer’s With Increased Research Spending

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton would like to increase spending on Alzheimer’s research by $2 billion annually for over a decade, with a goal of curing the disease by 2025. Mrs. Clinton’s plan calls for the appointment of a team to oversee the effort and consult regularly with top researchers to help ensure their progress. […]

End of Gay Blood Ban Brings Us Closer to AIDS Equality

FDA announced that it was lifting the ban on homosexuals donating blood. The ban was put in place in 1983 because gays, by an extreme order of magnitude, were tremendously more likely to have AIDS than heterosexuals. That hasn’t changed, but what has changed is that society has become more politically correct. However, only homosexuals […]

What the Cancer Industry is Missing: Boosting a Patient’s Own Healing Abilities

It’s predicted that 38 percent of women and 43 percent of men will develop some type of cancer over their lifetime; however, internationally recognized nutrition and cancer expert Dr. Patrick Quillin says practicing optimal nutrition can reduce the risk of developing cancer by up to 90 percent. His book, entitled Beating Cancer with Nutrition, provides […]

Jimmy Carter Gets Good Cancer News

Former President Jimmy Carter, who is battling malignant brain cancer, got good news when he learned the disease has stopped spreading and is “responding well to treatment,” the Carter Center in Atlanta said in a statement on Tuesday. Carter, 91, revealed in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin […]

New Cell Therapy Clears Leukemia in Dying Baby

A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an “off-the-shelf” cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. One-year-old Layla had run out of all other treatment options when doctors at Britain’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) gave her […]

CDC Details Bizarre Cancer-Like Parasitic Illness

Something new to scare you. Federal scientists have identified an unsettling new cancer-like illness in a 41-year-old man, who is believed to have become infected through a common stomach bug. The Washington Post reports that the case — the first known transmission of cancer cells from a parasite to a human — involves an HIV […]

Chipotle Outbreak Spotlights Growing Food-Poisoning Risk

More than 40 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in two Northwestern states remain closed as government officials continue to investigate an outbreak of food poisoning liked to the popular chain. The 43 restaurants in Seattle and Portland, Ore., were temporarily closed this weekend after more than 20 people became sick after eating at the restaurants over […]