Topics :: cancer

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

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.

GMHC Concerned About Changes to Compassionate Care Act

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
When the New York State Assembly passed the Compassionate Care Act by a bipartisan vote of 91 to 34 in May, GMHC applauded the move. But now, Governor Mario Cuomo’s proposed changes

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.

FDA OKs First-Ever DNA Alternative to Pap Smear

By Matthew Perrone | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.

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.

NSFW:: Hotties Raise Cancer Awareness With #CockInASock Campaign

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
NSFW but for a good cause: hot guys with Instagram and other social media accounts are putting their penises into socks to raise cancer awareness.