Tag Archives: Cancer

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »

Caitlyn Jenner health: I’m A Celebrity contestant’s past cancer scare

Caitlyn Jenner shot to stardom thanks in part to her previous marriage with Kris Jenner and her step-children, the Kardashians. The family featured in the reality series, Keeping up with the Kardashians and quickly became a household name. Assigned male at birth, Caitlyn publicly came out as a trans woman with her new name and… Read More »

Advances in Thyroid Cancer Research

NCI-funded researchers are working to advance our understanding of how to treat thyroid cancer. Most thyroid cancers are found at an early stage and can be treated successfully. Scientists are now working to understand which people with thyroid cancer can safely choose less treatment for their disease, to minimize side effects. Research is also needed… Read More »

‘No Longer a Disease for Our Moms and Grandmas’: Women on Early Breast Cancer

At the age of 41, Jenny Rose Ryan was shocked to learn she had breast cancer. In a recent Styles column, Jenny, a writer, editor and communications consultant in the Pacific Northwest, shared the story of her diagnosis with ductal carcinoma in situ, or D.C.I.S., and the emotions that followed. The piece inspired dozens of… Read More »