Topics :: cancer treatment

New York Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

By EDGE | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
New York has become the newest state to legalize medical marijuana, after the Senate passed a bill on June 20 that allows cannabis to be prescribed in non-smokeable form only.

Men Over 50 at Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
The American Academy of Dermatology says that men over 50 are at a higher risk of developing melanoma.

New York’s Queer Entertainers Host Fundraiser for Kate Bornstein

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 12, 2014
On Sunday, June 15 at The Cutting Room, New York City’s leading queer and indie entertainers will join forces for We Love Kate, a benefit to help raise money for transgender author, artist and activist Kate Bornstein’s cancer treatment.

Evan Sohn Honored at 2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday May 3, 2014
On May 7, celebrities and advocates will come together at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street for the 2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala. The event will feature a special performance by Jessie J.

Stars Launch 21st Revlon Run/Walk for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Join the fight against cancer by participating in the 21st annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York City on May 3 and in Los Angeles on May 10.

Syndax Pharma Starts Phase III Trials for Breast Cancer Drug

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have begun clinical trial of Syndax’s entinostat in treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.

Sloan Kettering Holds One-Day Conference on LGBT Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting a one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities on January 18 in NYC.

Colon Cancer Testing May Be Leveling Off in US

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests.

Obese Cancer Patients Often Shorted on Chemo Doses

By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Doctors often short the obese on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, capping the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear.

Woman Featured in Stark CDC Anti-Smoking Ads Dies

By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Terrie Hall, a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.