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Study Ties More Deaths, Types of Disease, to Smoking

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.

02/11/2015

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Lung Cancer Now Top Cancer Killer For Women in Rich Nations

For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries.

02/05/2015

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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

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Cancer Patients Testing Drugs on Mouse ‘Avatars’ Implanted With Pieces of Their Own Tumors

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.

12/15/2014

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Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent Smoking

Anti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust are the ones most likely to work, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study.

12/12/2014

Becky Abell Wagner's children huddle together on the beach. (Photo credit: Becky Abell Wagner)

Family Fun Festival for Grieving Families in D.C.-Area

One in seven Americans will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20 according to statistics gathered by Disabled World, but not a lot of opportunities for hurting families to connect to each other in the D.C. area.

11/12/2014

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Google Working On Pill That Could Detect Cancer Cells

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/31/2014

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Support Group For Terminal Va. Boy Encourages Letter Campaign, ‘Cure’ License Plates

A 13-year-old boy in Leesburg, Virginia has a big team surrounding him with support during his battle with cancer.

10/23/2014

Emily Brennan sings in one of her YouTube videos.

Va. Teen’s Entertainment Career Launched By Singing For a Cause

A 14-year-old from Sterling, Virginia is lending her voice to a cause, and it may just launch her professional singing career.

10/06/2014

Mayor Rob Ford rides a parade lap before the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Doctor: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Cancer

Ford, who has admitted to drug and alcohol abuse, has a rare and difficult kind of cancer in his abdomen.

09/17/2014

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