Gwen Ifill, who was the heart and soul of the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, passed away on Monday after a battle with cancer. We look back at Gwen’s life and remarkable career in journalism.
By Jon Brooks, KQED Future of You
Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American woman whose cells have been used in scientific research for decades. Her story has been told in a best-selling book — and now an awesome middle school rap video.
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
The race to create the next potent ovarian cancer drug is coming to a head.
The cancer moonshot Blue Ribbon panel releases a 10-point plan for fighting the multifaceted disease, as Congress deliberates the funds for the initiative.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The goal is to use Watson’s natural language processing to mine the medical literature and a patient’s records to provide treatment advice.
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
The new study of cancer risk from cellphones marks a big change in what researchers think they know about the dangers — which is why it’s sure to get an extra close look from scientists, industry, and government regulators.
By Megan Thielking, STAT and Dylan Scott, STAT
A major new study provides evidence of a possible link between cellphone exposure and cancer, at least in rats — findings that are likely to spark a fierce new debate about the 21st century’s most ubiquitous tech gadget.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Gail Rudd Entrekin and her husband Charles turned to poetry to deal with the frustration, fear and anger they felt during Charles' battle with cancer.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
33 percent of patients with HIV and lung cancer failed to receive any treatment for the cancer compared with 14 percent of those who weren’t infected.
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