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Shutdown, funding troubles hobble cancer fight

The government shutdown is halting more than paychecks; it's stopping cancer research.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 11:19am EDT

Tags: Making Strides, megan cloherty

Weekend breast cancer walk moved from National Mall

This weekend's walk for breast cancer, originally scheduled to be on the National Mall, is moving to Six Flags in Maryland.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:51pm EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, breast cancer walk, National Mall, Six Flags, Upper Marlboro,

Shutdown forces NIH to turn away clinical trial patients

The National Institutes of Health is closing its doors to some new patients during the federal shutdown, namely patients who would participate in clinical trials.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, shutdown, NIH, clinical trials,

Largest cancer study in decades recruits from D.C. area, embarks in groundbreaking field

The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, paula wolfson, study

Just 11, Woodbridge nonprofit founder dies of cancer

Even though he was battling a deadly childhood cancer, this warrior was more concerned with helping other kids. But on Sunday, the Woodbridge, Va. boy's battle ended. Trevor Blake was 11-years-old.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 12:27am EDT

Tags: trevor blake, neuroblastoma, childhood cancer, trevor

Is cancer on the grill this weekend?

Not to rain on your parade, but a danger may be lurking in your outdoor plans for the weekend.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:27am EDT

Tags: grill, cooking, Joan Jones, Debra Kotz

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:58am EDT


Sleep plays critical role in maintaining good health

Sleep affects your health more than you may realize.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: sleep, veronica robinson, sleep deprivation, heart disease, diabetes, health

Pancreatic cancer research 5k to shut D.C. streets

Police in Washington say drivers should expect street closures this weekend because of a walk to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 08:14am EDT

Tags: Purple Stride 5k Walk and Run, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,

Business Journal reporter fighting cancer completes Ironman Triathlon

Tucker Echols, who's battling cancer, completed a body-taxing Eagleman Triathlon -- 70 miles swimming, biking, and running.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 11:20am EDT

Tags: Tucker Echols, triathlon, Cambridge, Neal Augenstein, Washington Business Journal

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