Winter 2015 | CURE

Council Would Accelerate Development of Prostate Cancer Diagnostics

February 21, 2015

Legislative Watch

Bill that would create a National Prostate Cancer Council—charged with creating a plan for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of prostate cancer—was introduced Jan. 21 by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Brain Tumor Doesn't Stop Student Athlete from Raising $1 Million for Research

February 20, 2015

People Report

Lauren Hill, a student-athlete at Mount St. Joseph University, has inspired many with her commitment to fulfilling her dream of playing college basketball despite a diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive type of brain tumor.

Camp Kesem for Kids

February 20, 2015

The Place To Be

Camp Kesem, a national non-profit organization that provides free, one-week summer sleepaway camps for children ages 6 through 16 who are coping with a parent's cancer.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Better Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

February 20, 2015

Integrative Medicine

Patients with newly diagnosed metastatic colorectal cancer who had higher levels of vitamin D in their blood lived a median eight months longer and experienced greater disease-free survival after their cancer treatment.

Study Highlights Geographical Differences in Cervical Cancer Incidence

February 20, 2015


States with the highest incidence of, and mortality from, cervical cancer also have the lowest uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by adolescent girls, researchers found in a recent study.