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Rolling the Dice on Cancer, Ctd.

Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Last week, we published a post that suggested that Johns Hopkins University researchers had determined that two-thirds of all cancers are caused by bad luck. Like many other outlets reporting and blogging on, "Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions,” a paper published in Science  by Bert Vogelstein and Cristian Tomasetti, we were wrong.

The news is actually not as bad as has been reported.  The Economist clarifies

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Tags: cancer, cancer statistics, cancer studies

Cancer Awareness... Ladies First?

Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 06:00 AM

When you hear the word “cancer,” the type that often rests front of mind in the modern era is breast cancer. You can’t escape references to it in popular culture because it is everywhere. Entire merchandising lines of pink-themed items, special events, races, walks, fundraisers and friendraisers abound throughout the year. There is support, there is acceptance, and there is undoubtedly awareness—all leading to ample financial backing for research and treament.  

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Tags: cancer research, cancer, cancer awareness, Movember, no-shave November, cancer statistics, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mens cancer, Movember foundation

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