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22 01, 2023

How COVID-19 Help Make mRNA Cancer Vaccines Possible

By |2023-01-22T14:14:37-05:00January 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

At least some of the research and development that produced COVID-19 vaccines could shape cancer cures in the future. Moderna, a relatively small biotech company that found prominence during the pandemic, is already headed down that path. mRNA Cancer Vaccines: The Next Step Modern, in partnership with a company called MSD, published findings from a

15 01, 2023

Less Cancer Partners with Culpeper Police to Promote Cancer Screenings

By |2023-01-23T06:23:50-05:00January 15th, 2023|Cancer, Cancer Prevention|

The Culpeper Police Department, Healthy Town Culpeper and Less Cancer are working together to get more residents screened for cancer. The Free Clinic of Culpepper will provide free cancer prevention screenings for qualified residents throughout 2023. This initiative is designed to help more locals access life-saving cancer screening services. These types of grassroots, community-focused

14 01, 2023

Cancer Screenings Catch Just 14% of Cancer Diagnoses in the US

By |2023-01-01T05:22:24-05:00January 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

A new report found that approximately 1 in 7 confirmed cancer diagnoses is discovered by cancer screening. The study sheds new light on the importance of early screenings to detect cancer before symptoms push patients to their healthcare providers. University of Chicago’s NORC research institution reviewed reams of data on the correlation between diagnoses and

8 01, 2023

The California Cancer Care Equity Act – New Legislation Makes a Difference

By |2022-12-26T12:41:38-05:00January 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Effective January 1, 2023, the California Cancer Care Equality Act offers expanded access to critical cancer care to all Medi-Cal patients. The legislation positions California as a national leader in equitable cancer care and treatment access – and serves as a blueprint for the rest of the country. What is the California Cancer Care

24 12, 2022

3M to Phase Out PFAS by 2025

By |2022-12-24T05:36:13-05:00December 24th, 2022|PFAS|

It’s a bittersweet victory for health advocates. 3M, the manufacturing giant responsible for a sizeable share of the world’s PFAS contamination, has agreed to cease producing and distributing at least some of the 4,000 known types of PFAS and PFOAS. Ducking the Consequences Despite official comments from the company touting its commitment to global

18 12, 2022

Kidney Cancer: An Overview of Symptoms, Treatments, and Prognoses

By |2022-12-18T13:21:28-05:00December 18th, 2022|Cancer, Less Cancer|

Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal cancer, impacts kidney function and presents painful symptoms.  It is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Kidney cancer is more common in adults over the age of 50, and it can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Knowing

17 12, 2022

Bladder Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments and Statistics

By |2022-12-17T05:53:29-05:00December 17th, 2022|Types of Cancer|

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that affects the inner lining of the bladder, the organ responsible for storing urine in the body. It’s a common type of cancer, and it can be life-threatening if left untreated. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help people with bladder cancer manage their symptoms and improve

10 12, 2022

What is Skin Cancer?

By |2022-12-10T06:27:55-05:00December 10th, 2022|Indoor Tanning|

Skin cancer is one of the more common types of cancer in the United States. Several forms of cancer impact different skin cells and pose varying levels of risk. Today, skin cancer is often a treatable – and preventable – disease, but that wasn’t always the case. Learn more about skin cancer and how

27 11, 2022

What Is The Sugar and Cancer Connection?

By |2022-11-27T06:09:37-05:00November 27th, 2022|Cancer, Less Cancer|

There’s little argument for sugar as a health food, but there’s a lot more to the story. Despite a common sugar and cancer myth, there’s relatively little evidence that sugar causes cancer. While not a recommended part of a healthy diet, there’s almost no evidence showing that cancer patients who eat sugar have worse

30 10, 2022

Cape Fear PFAS Study Finds Chemical in Nearly All Participants

By |2022-10-30T11:04:16-04:00October 30th, 2022|Environment, EPA, Less Cancer, PFAS|

A Northern Carolina State University study found that nearly every one of 1,500 blood samples in the Cape Fear River Basin had elevated levels of PFAS. The study, one of the largest ever conducted, reportedly scared residents and is expected to result in further mitigation. Cape Fear PFAS Plume: A Legacy of Contamination Study participants’

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