Sign a Waiver to Take Your Vitamins?

If your child is admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia you may need to do just that.  Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases, describes the hospital’s new policy of requiring parents to sign a waiver if they plan to administer...

Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

Sorta. Intermittent Fasting (IF) can help prevent cancer because if done correctly, it lowers caloric intake, which reduces body fat, which we KNOW prevents cancer. Here is what we know: Obesity is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. Being overweight...

Chemicals causing cancer?

Check out Take Part’s recent article on California’s Safer Consumer Products Law Author Christina Hoag writes that California lawmakers are “implementing the Safer Consumer Products Law to regulate toxins in household products, changing the...

Cancer or Not?

The recent New York Times article questioning the term “cancer” for certain abnormalities detected on mammograms is thought-provoking. The public is not alone in being confused as to what is cancer and what is not. As oncologists, we often ask ourselves if...

Not enough funding for cancer prevention

This is a great article about the need to focus funding on cancer prevention. We know that individuals who move to the US eventually become at risk for US cancers (breast, prostate) and the data points to the environment and diet, yet we do not have research targets...