How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm

Parents of Cancer-Stricken Boy Refuse Extradition, Denied Bail

Yesterday, the parents of a 5-year-old boy who is suffering from a brain tumor were discovered and arrested in Spain after taking their child out of a hospital in England and leaving the country to seek better treatment options. Today, in a Madrid court, they refused extradition and will remain in custody. This whole… » 9/01/14 1:45pm 9/01/14 1:45pm

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? » 8/27/14 3:26pm 8/27/14 3:26pm

Self Does Damage Control Over Tutu-Wearing Cancer Survivor

Self magazine is having a rough week dealing with the fall out from their decision to inadvertently make fun of women running a marathon in tutus who were battling cancer. That struggle was made very clear on Katie Tuesday, during an interview with one of the women at the receiving end of their criticism, Monika… » 4/02/14 1:40pm 4/02/14 1:40pm

Great Grandma Fighting Cancer Is Newest Instagram Sensation

When Betty Simpson was diagnosed with cancer, her great-grandson set up an Instagram for her to celebrate her life and keep a record of her battle with the disease. What neither suspected is that Betty would become a bona-fide internet icon, amassing thousands of followers on her account and even attracting the… » 3/15/14 5:40pm 3/15/14 5:40pm