National Cancer Institute

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Tweets That She Has High-Risk HPV

    City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito used Twitter Sunday night to announce that she's been diagnosed with high-risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection. The speaker added that she needs to undergo a biopsy to test for cervical cancer. The announcement immediat ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2013
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    June 5, 2012

    Daily Alcohol Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer

    Eek. Might want to think twice now about downing that cocktail. According to a recent study by the National Cancer Institute, consuming seven to 14 alcoholic drinks per week carries a 30 to 60 percent increase in breast cancer risk. Although earlier studies have connected daily alcohol consumption ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Drink Everclear for Strong Bones, No Teeth

    ​Today's bad-ass booze study: Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the USDA's ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center wanted to find out if "low to moderate" drinking compromises the bone health of postmenopausal women.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    KFC's Pink Bucket Campaign: A Breast for a Breast?

    Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.​Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Spices Have Salmonella Too

    In other recall news, the Lian How brand of spices has asked restaurants to return their pepper products after 42 people in four states became sick from salmonella poisoning. Other potentially affected products include the brand's paprika, onion powder and other ground spices. [SF Chronicle] A Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    James Beard Smiles on New York

    Bad new for carnivores: a recent study by the National Cancer Institute says that the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher your overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. [Reuters] The James Beard Award nominations are out. New York establishments on ... More >>

  • People

    December 20, 2005

    Dykes and the C-Word

    Are hard drinking and heavy smoking really giving lesbians cancer?

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Spin Doctor

    Grim Diagnosis for Times Science Scribe

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Genetic Sleuthing

    Researchers Seek African American Women for Breast Cancer Study

  • News

    July 27, 1999

    Tooth To Tell

    Hamptonites Gather Baby Teeth To Fight Radiation

  • News

    January 5, 1999
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    May 19, 1998