cancer http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20617/all en Britain mourns the loss of a brilliant native son http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/britain-mourns-the-loss-unique-voice The death of Christopher Hitchens at 62 has brought forth tributes from all across British society.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/britain-mourns-the-loss-unique-voice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> atheist cancer Home Ian McEwan New Statesman Nick Clegg Richard Dawkins Salman rushdie Shakespeare Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:20:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5684418 at http://www.globalpost.com Komen exec Karen Handel quits over Planned Parenthood funding cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/komen-exec-karen-handel-quits-planned-parenthood-funding-cut <p> &quot;I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen&#39;s future and the women we serve,&quot; Karen Handel wrote in her letter of resignation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/komen-exec-karen-handel-quits-planned-parenthood-funding-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion cancer Women's rights Health United States Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:09:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5690716 at http://www.globalpost.com Can video games cure cancer? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/can-video-games-cure-cancer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technological advancement is often driven by the hardware demands of new video games. Now researchers say that such advancements are aiding in cancer research. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The biggest motivation for the advancement of computer technology is, more often than not, the hardware demands of new video games. As hardcore gamers run out to buy the latest pieces of hardware for their Skynet level computers, the cost for top of the line equipment is driven down.</p> <p> A <a href="http://scienceblog.com/52182/cancer-cure-may-owe-thanks-to-gamers/">report</a>&nbsp;on Wake Forest University gives a glimpse into the lab of biophysicist Samuel Cho, where he uses advanced GPUs (graphics processing units), to simulate cellular life. In the simulations, Cho can see the hidden states in the folding and unfolding of the RNA molecule in human telomerase enzyme found in cancerous cells, giving scientists a more accurate view of how the cellular molecule functions for the first time.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/who-will-the-internet-vote-november">Who will the internet vote for in November?&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p> &ldquo;If it wasn&rsquo;t for gamers who kept buying these GPUs, the prices wouldn&rsquo;t have dropped, and we couldn&rsquo;t have used them for science,&rdquo; Cho says in the report.</p> <p> Researchers hope to develop a new drug that would stop the human telomerase enzyme from adding onto the DNA of the cell, so the tumor dies.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/can-video-games-cure-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer cancer research UK Gaming Technology news The Grid Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:10:15 +0000 Jeb Boone 5692655 at http://www.globalpost.com Scotland: testing ground for new early cancer detection protocol http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/scottish-test-new-early-cancer-detection-protocol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The bad health habits of the Scots has provided fodder for articles for decades. They are portrayed as a nation that drinks too much, eats too much fried food and collectively smoke like chimneys.</p> <p> It is, of course, not true. But those who grow up in deprived areas of Scotland do fit the stereotype. Their <a href="http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/TrendLifeExpectancy">life expectancy</a> is shockingly low for a western country: 57.5 years for men and 61.9 years for women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/scottish-test-new-early-cancer-detection-protocol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer Home lung cancer Nottingham University Oncimmune Regions Scotland trial tumors Europe Health United Kingdom On Europe Europa Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:50:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5697376 at http://www.globalpost.com Cancer survival study sparks controversy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120412/cancer-survival-study-sparks-controversy <p> A controversial new study in the journal Health Affairs, says that cancer patients in the United States live considerably longer than Europeans.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120412/cancer-survival-study-sparks-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer Health Europe Health United States Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:17:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5700255 at http://www.globalpost.com Bubble tea tapioca "pearls" contain carcinogens, says German health authorities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/bubble-tea-tapioca-pearls-contain-carcinogens-says-germ German health authorities have come out against bubble tea, says AFP, claiming the tapioca "pearls" the drink contians have nasty cancer-causing carcinogens in them. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/bubble-tea-tapioca-pearls-contain-carcinogens-says-germ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bubble tea cancer things that can kill you Food & Drink Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Health Weird Wide Web Mon, 03 Sep 2012 15:29:21 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5718043 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia's president has cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/colombia-president-santos-prostate-cancer-latin-america-cancer-problem Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is due on Wednesday for surgery to remove a tumor on his prostate, putting the 61-year-old on an alarming list of Latin American leaders who have fought cancer in recent years. The list includes Brazilian leaders, both former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent Dilma Rousseff, Paraguay’s ex-President Fernando Lugo and Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/colombia-president-santos-prostate-cancer-latin-america-cancer-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer Chatter Colombia Health Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:33:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5721419 at http://www.globalpost.com Beyond Movember: The innovations of cancer fundraising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121101/the-innovations-cancer-fundraising <p>Cancer has a human problem as long as there have been humans, but here&#39;s a look at how fundraising for cancer research is changing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121101/the-innovations-cancer-fundraising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer Culture & Lifestyle Health Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:26:59 +0000 Matthew Welch 5724687 at http://www.globalpost.com Q&A: Cancer in the developing world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-cancer-the-developing-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Joanne Silberner spoke to GlobalPost about her recent reporting on cancer in Uganda, Haiti, and India. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Judem </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This week, Public Radio International’s </em>The World<em> launched a special series called “<a href="http://www.theworld.org/cancer-new-battleground/">Cancer&rsquo;s New Battleground &ndash; the Developing World.</a>” </em></p> <p><em>The five-part series, reported by Joanne Silberner, explores cancer in Uganda, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/haiti">Haiti</a>, and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/india">India</a>, and looks at the challenges to fighting cancer that are unique to the developing world. Silberner is a freelance reporter and artist-in-residence at the University of Washington in Seattle, and she covered health issues for NPR for 18 years. </em></p> <p><em>She spoke to GlobalPost about why she pursued this story and what she learned from her reporting.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-cancer-the-developing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer Health Global Pulse Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:19:30 +0000 Emily Judem 5728235 at http://www.globalpost.com