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Frequently Googled Questions: Cancer Screening and Tests

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on Jun 8, 2018 8:02:00 AM

 

We answer some of the questions most frequently googled about cancer, focusing on cancer screening and testing.

 

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Topics: Science

"You've saved my life...you really have."

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on Jun 4, 2018 12:20:00 PM

You may remember that a patient and a researcher from Huntsman Cancer Institute spoke at 2017's United Against Cancer golf tournament.

We are exactly 100 days away from this year's tournament in September! To help us all get excited for the event and remember why we do it, VLCM Foundation is releasing a recording of last year's remarks. Enjoy!

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Topics: Tournament

Frequently Googled Questions: Cancer Statistics

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on May 25, 2018 9:43:00 AM

 

 

Get ready for a post answering some of the questions most frequently googled about cancer, focusing on statistics.

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Topics: Science

Alcohol can cause cancer too?

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on May 18, 2018 10:21:00 AM

We’ve mentioned it in passing before, but it’s not exactly common knowledge that alcohol is a known carcinogen—it causes cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “The research evidence indicates that the more alcohol a person drinks—particularly the more alcohol a person drinks regularly over time—the higher his or her risk of developing an alcohol-associated cancer.” They continue, “Based on data from 2009, an estimated 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States (about 19,500 deaths) were alcohol related.”

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Topics: Science

What Happens After You Sign Up for the Tournament?

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on May 11, 2018 8:25:00 AM

Now that you've registered for the United Against Cancer golf tournament, you may be wondering what happens next, especially if this is your first year at the event.

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Topics: Tournament

HCI Breakthrough Seven Years in the Making

Posted by Elise Vandersteen Bailey on May 4, 2018 10:15:00 AM

 

 

Gliomas are tumors that arise from the cells in the brain and spinal cord that surround nerves. They’re the most common type of tumor that develops in the area. Despite this, scientists have struggled for years to understand how they develop and grow. Ten years ago, a study found a mutation in a gene called IDH1 that kept showing up in tumors. In the time since, cancer researchers have been unable to understand exactly how the mutation is involved in cancer.

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Topics: Science

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