23 12, 2023

Cancer Informatics: A Data-driven Approach to Care

By |2023-12-23T05:14:37-05:00December 23rd, 2023|Cancer|

Today’s healthcare system creates reams of data that require careful collection, analysis, and implementation to improve cancer care outcomes. Cancer informatics, or CI, is a large and widening field that marks the confluence of healthcare, computer science, and analytics. Effective cancer informatics programs may ultimately improve care, accelerate research, and save thousands of lives by

18 11, 2023

Proposition 65: California’s “May Cause Cancer” Warning

By |2023-11-18T14:01:07-05:00November 18th, 2023|Cancer, Prop 65|

The nearly ubiquitous consumer warning tag is found on items around the world. California’s regulators passed Prop 65 to inform consumers about products that contain potentially harmful chemicals. From clothing to asparagus, the California cancer warning has served to protect families and increase awareness of carcinogenic materials in consumer goods.  What is Proposition 65? Prop

9 09, 2023

Pancreatic Cancer: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

By |2023-09-09T13:44:15-04:00September 9th, 2023|Cancer, Cancer Prevention|

Pancreatic cancer rates are increasing as a part of the broader oncological trend. The American Cancer Society forecasts roughly 64,000 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in the US during the 2023 year, impacting men and women relatively evenly. While considered one of the most challenging types of cancer to treat, treatment options have improved over the past

13 08, 2023

Why E-cigarettes Pose Health Risks

By |2023-08-13T13:14:58-04:00August 13th, 2023|Cancer|

Electric cigarettes were initially presented as an alternative to cigarettes, with some brands claiming they were safer. Known as e-cigs, vapes and vape pens, e-cigarettes have proven to be as addictive and, in some respects, equally as harmful as traditional cigarettes. Less Cancer supports legislation that would label e-cigs to alert consumers about the

17 07, 2023

 Aspartame: Health Research and Cancer Link

By |2023-07-17T07:10:32-04:00July 17th, 2023|Cancer|

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, has been a topic of debate and discussion for years due to concerns about its potential health effects. A closer look at the chemical makeup of aspartame, its most common applications, and the extensive research conducted to understand its impact on human health helps provide are more useful look at

7 05, 2023

Can Vitamin D Lower Cancer Risk?

By |2023-05-07T13:22:41-04:00May 7th, 2023|Cancer|

Over the past several years, several studies appear to indicate that vitamin D supplementation may reduce cancer risk. Already considered a crucial element in supporting bone health and the immune system, it’s worth taking a look at what else it can do. Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention Vitamin D has played a role in several

5 02, 2023

Why Are More People Getting Cancer in Their 30s and 40s?

By |2023-02-05T12:33:56-05:00February 5th, 2023|Cancer, Cancer Prevention|

Cancer claims the lives of more than 10 million people per year. Still, deaths caused by cancer are on the decline, decreasing by 33% since 1991. While underreported during the pandemic, cancer remains of the leading causes of cancer worldwide, claiming more lives than COVID-19. Younger People Are Getting Cancer While deaths have declined, a

2 02, 2023

Ultraprocessed Foods Linked to Excess Deaths

By |2023-02-02T07:03:44-05:00February 2nd, 2023|Cancer|

A new study out of the UK further ties diets high in ultraprocessed food to increase the risk of cancer. Comprised of nearly 200,000 patients, researchers noted that ultraprocessed foods' impact on women’s health is a serious concern. What Did the Study Find? The study included 197,000 participants over a 10-year period. Researchers looked to

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

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