RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:10am

Down syndrome is one of the most well-known and common chromosomal disorders—there are approximately 400,000 people in the United States with the condition, also known as trisomy 21.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:48pm

Religious faith can influence many aspects of life—what you eat or don’t eat, how you dress, the holidays you celebrate, and most of all, the customs and rituals you practice in times of celebration or distress.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 7:17pm

Understanding the genetic mutations that cause cancer tumors is one of the most complicated, but promising, aspects of cancer research.

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:25am

We’re kicking off Week 2 of National Nutrition Month with a resource from The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:21am

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. A major contributing factor for pancreatic cancer’s high death rate is a lack of effective early detection or screening tests.

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:48am

We are approaching that bittersweet time of year when we gain an hour of sunlight but lose an hour of sleep. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, most Americans will set their clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time returns.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:14am

March is National Nutrition Month! The theme of 2014, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” suggests we focus on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals for our families and ourselves. Finding credible information on the Internet about healthy eating can be overwhelming and time-co

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:37am

“In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick awoke with some blood blisters in his mouth. Having survived Hodgkin’s Disease twice, he was admitted to his nearby hospital and diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura).

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

The words cancer and fun seldom share space in a sentence. But cancer support groups – especially for young adult patients – are increasingly geared towards fun and entertainment in activity-based settings.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:16pm

As we conclude Black History Month, we look at some of the major achievements in medicine by highlighting five African Americans who made their mark in cancer research. These individuals were among the first of their ethnic group to make significant contributions to the medical field and helped pave the way for others. Read about these hardworking visionaries that changed the face of cancer for countless patients throughout the world.