Fighting cancer with space research

Fighting cancer with space research

JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership Every day, NASA spacecraft beam down hundreds of petabytes of data, all of which has to be codified, stored and distributed to scientists across the globe. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is helping to “read” this data as well, highlighting similarities between datasets that scientists might miss. For […]

Obama’s cancer ‘moonshot’: A shot in the dark

Obama’s cancer ‘moonshot’: A shot in the dark

By Gil Ross / ASCH Early on in his final State of the Union address, President Obama advocated for a “moonshot” campaign to “cure cancer once and for all.” And now while this is an admirable and lofty goal, the plain, unadulterated truth is that completely eradicating this disease is simply unachievable. “Last year, Vice […]

R.I.P. music legend David Bowie

R.I.P. music legend David Bowie

Britain’s Prime Minister has led the tributes to David Bowie who died after losing an 18-month battle with cancer. The news was confirmed by his son on his official social media account. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said. David Cameron said he was […]

Cancer causation: Environment, not bad luck, study says

Cancer causation: Environment, not bad luck, study says

By Gil Ross / ACSH A new study published in the journal, Nature, entitled “Substantial contribution of extrinsic risk factors to cancer development,” used quantitative measures from several different perspectives to come to the conclusion that the large majority of human cancers are caused by “environmental” factors (or non-genetic), rather than intrinsic gene abnormalities or […]

Tucson cancer awareness organization celebrating 20 years of helping

Tucson cancer awareness organization celebrating 20 years of helping

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Join the Academy for Cancer Wellness to celebrate 20 years of helping “all those who have been touched by cancer.” 20 Years of ACW will feature music, food and a silent auction on Sunday, October 18 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Pastiche Food and Drink, 3025 N. Campbell […]