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As many as one-half of all cancers are preventable based on what we already understand. Despite many promising and innovative new therapies, cancer prevention remains “Plan A,” our first and best hope to reduce the burden of this disease. I recently shared key points of this plan, described below, in a June 1, 2015 lecture at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. At The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , we established the cancer prevention and control platform within the Moon Shots program. Our mission is to develop and implement evidence-based actions in cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship in clinical and community settings to...
Each year on November 14, the International Diabetes Federation sponsors World Diabetes Day to raise awareness about the global burden of the disease. Although diabetes is historically associated with more affluent countries, diabetes rates are rising around the world. In 2000, about 170 million people had diabetes. Today, WHO estimates that diabetes affects more than 346 million people and about 70% of these individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. It is important to raise awareness of this growing burden and the links between diabetes and the infectious diseases that plague the developing world. Infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases...
For the college football fans among us, today is like a second Christmas: The season begins tonight. South Carolina’s visit to upstart Vanderbilt is the most notable game on the schedule, as South Carolina is the only ranked team in action tonight. And so, for the third straight year, we’re happy to present our own little mashup of college football and medical research. It would be pretty easy to get on a roll about who’s overrated and underrated and what players to watch out for ’€” a temptation we’ve had to force ourselves to stay away from for the past two years . We know our audience: researchers and those who care about research. So, just as we’ve done in the links above, we present...

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana