Join PBS NewsHour for an exclusive Twitter chat with Ken Burns to discuss the making of the series, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Continue reading
Amongst the smells of medicine and sounds of hospital equipment, four year old Allistaire escapes to a sense of normalcy, playing with instruments and enjoying music just as she does at home. Continue reading
Breast biopsies are good for accurately diagnosing invasive cancerous cells, but are less accurate when it comes to finding other abnormalities, according to a new study. This means many women may receive unnecessarily aggressive treatment. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the findings from lead author Dr. Joann Elmore of the University of Washington. Continue reading
At the University of Pennsylvania, a research team has been working on an experimental treatment to kill leukemia with a patient’s own immune system cells. So far, the results have shown startling success. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports on the growing research on immunotherapy in fighting cancer. Continue reading
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are researching a promising therapy in which the body’s immune system is turned into a cancer-fighting weapon. Continue reading
Sam Simon, a television producer and writer who also co-developed the long-running series “The Simpsons”, died on Sunday at the age of 59.
Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To explain the latest findings, Dr. David Hyman from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
The brown coloring in your soda may be linked to increased cancer risk, according to a new study.
When the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s announced his discovery of the x-ray in December of 1895, he was lauded on the front page of just about every newspaper in the world. Indeed, many journalists called this phenomenon “X-Ray Mania.” … Continue reading
A combination of luck, hereditary and lifestyle choices have all been linked to cause cancer. But a new study finds that luck, or random DNA mutation during cell division, is the primary factor behind more cancers than previously thought. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Cristian Tomasetti of Johns Hopkins University about why this news supports healthy lifestyle choices more than ever, and how doctors and patients can use the study to protect against cancer. Continue reading