Health and Wellness

Kevin Dalby, Professor of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, on DNA Testing Innovation in the War on Cancer

Since its inception in 1990 and relative completion in 2003, the collaborative sequencing of human DNA known as the Human Genome Project (HGP) has helped the medical field understand various diseases. Moreover, since 2006 The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has characterized mutations in thousands of cancerscovering 33 cancer types paving the way for more accurate […]

Health and Wellness

Frequent skin cancers might indicate increased risk for other cancers

There’s no denying summer sun can be both glorious and deadly. Coming from a family of pathetically light-skinned people, I’ve been told all my life that careful and repeated applications of sunscreen are necessary to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet rays from damaging our skin’s DNA and causing cancer. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid […]

Entertainment Pets

Man takes his dog, dying of cancer, on one last, epic road trip

(CNN)It was the worst possible news you could get about your best buddy. Bone cancer, so a leg is amputated. But it gets worse. The cancer’s spread to the lungs. Now it’s a terminal condition. So what do you do? Robert Kugler decide to take his best friend — a three-legged chocolate lab named Bella […]