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Geraldine Ferraro Dies at Age 75
“My name is Geraldine Ferraro. I stand before you to proclaim tonight: America is the land where dreams can come true for all of us." Ferraro, a three-term congresswoman from Queens, NY and first woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket as Walter Mondale’s 1984 vice-presidential candidate, died at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to a statement released by her family, the cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that Ferraro had battled for twelve years. Ferraro broke many barriers and was considered a great trailblazer for wo...
Lots of Money May Produce Skin Cancer
Throughout the 1990s, melanoma began to affect more and more women. However, a new study shows that women from wealthier neighborhoods have a greater chance of developing the deadly skin cancer.
"Turned Off" in Human Tumors
Researchers have gained new insights into one of the most aggressive tumors affecting humans, Burkitt's lymphoma cancer. There may be new ways of treating this painful and deadly disease with a new mechanism responsible for breaking down the genetic protections against tumors.
Obesity Causes Post-Menopausal Women Problems
Obesity contributes to so many health problems that it seems impossible to list all of them. Results from a recent study now add to that list of diseases that are caused, at least partially, by obesity.
Breast Cancer Drug Helps Some and Hurts Others
For some women, tamoxifen can protect against the recurrence of breast cancer, but it can be hard figuring out which women will get the most from the drug while avoiding its serious side effects.
Faulty Wiring Causes Cancer Drugs to Fizzle
Stay with me, this is a pretty cool discovery. Some cancer tumors are immune to some cancer drugs. And now we might know why, which can help us figure out what we can do about it.
Cancer Treatment and Future Pregnancy
As if having cancer as a child were not bad enough, there's evidence that the radiation treatment to fight the cancer may cause infertility later in life.
Cancer: Not a Death Sentence
Cancer can seem like a death sentence, but more and more people are beating the disease.
Ignorance Isn't Bliss
Young people at risk of developing melanoma (including those who suntan and have relatives who have had the deadly skin disease) largely ignore sun-safety advice, according to a new study.
Fighting Cancer with Infection
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered an unlikely way to help cancer patients using salmonella - a bacteria that causes thousands of food borne illnesses in the United States each year.