January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

The goal of National Cervical Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer.

Oncologists Have Mixed Attitudes on the Use of Genomic Testing

Predictive genomic testing has the potential to usher in an era of personalized cancer care for patients. However, a recent study finds that not all physicians are eager to embrace the technology.

Cancer genomic testing

Carmel Coloring in Soda May Contain Potential Carcinogen

The dark-brown coloring of many soft drinks contains a chemical that Consumer Reports warns may contain a potential carcinogen.

Glass cola

U.S. Cancer Deaths Down 20 Percent Over Last Two Decades

According to a new American Cancer Society (ACS) report, fewer people are dying from cancer.

Cancer

Project Violet Combines Crowdfunding, Social Media, and Video Game-style Engagement for Drug Discovery

Project Violet is a philanthropic effort to build a citizen science community and drive early drug discovery at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center [1]. Launched last month, the project combines aspects of crowdfunding, social media, and video game-style engagement to raise capital from thousands of donors and engage them in a drug discovery journey over the next few years.

Project Violet