News Highlights

There's lots going on all over the world in our fight against cancer, so the incoming stream is endless.  As I see updates that I think are helpful to users of this site, I will highlight them here.  As always, links are provided if you want to learn more, or if you want to dig deeper.

news highlights

Here, we will feature regular updates on news that is relevant to cancer survivors.  News items related to health and well-being, and other highlights.   We will not be following 'drug' research, except therapies that may relate to immunotherapy, or biotherapy, which are often helpful for us to learn more about our body as it continues to fight cancer every day.

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  • Environment
  • Well-being

A number of neuroscientists from around the globe are reaching the same conclusion: people who spend time near the ocean feel better, both physically and mentally.

Researchers at Kobe University, in Japan, found that people who lived in homes with an ocean view had a higher positive…

  • Research

As part of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge program, scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute), have started measuring and mapping cancer, creating essentially a 'Google Earth' of cancer.

  • Prevention

It's scary to think that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it's also the most survivable type of cancer.  Early detection helps catch this type of cancer while it's curable.  This means it's incredibly important to learn how to spot skin cancer, and when to see your doctor.…

  • Toxins

February 2019

The folks at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families have been urging retailers to stop selling products that contain the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP).   Methylene chloride and NMP have…

  • Environment
  • Toxins

The EPA has decided not to regulate two cancer causing chemicals under the Safe Drinking Water Act.   The chemicals PFOA and PFOS are linked to kidney and testicular cancer, and have been found in groundwater near military bases and chemical plants.

  • Support

February 4th is World Cancer Day.  This year's theme is "I am and I will".

Share your personal commitment to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love, and the world.   

We can address cancer in so many ways - through improved public policy to enable greater…

  • Research

Pancreatic cancer initially has very few symptoms, so it often goes undiagnosed.  That's unfortunate, as approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the US will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at some point.  The 5-year survival rate for patients treated for pancreatic cancer is only 8.5%.