Celebrating Cancer Survivors
June 4, 2020
This years’ National Cancer Day on June 7, will look different than in the past as gatherings have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the annual treasured celebration of life will still take place. A cancer survivor as defined by the American Cancer Society is anyone living with a history of […]
Improving the Outlook for Ovarian Cancer Patients
May 11, 2020
A team of UConn researchers has received a $1,875,750 grant from the National Cancer Institute to determine ways to improve the outlook of ovarian cancer patients.
Taking More From Cancer Than It Takes From Me
March 11, 2020
Paige Dunion was inspired by the story of Marisa Dolce, the first patient at UConn Health to use the Dignicap® to preserve her hair while she was going through chemotherapy. Little did she think that a month later she would be diagnosed with breast cancer and faced with the prospect of losing her hair. After […]
UConn Health Minute: Identifying Oral Cancer
February 13, 2020
Oral cancer is often detected at its later stages when it’s more serious and potentially life-threatening. Dr. Easwar Natarajan with the UConn School of Dental Medicine says having regular oral exams – which typically take less than 90 seconds – is well worth your time.
Cancer Prevention in a Vaccine
January 30, 2020
Parents never want to think of their children as sexually active, especially when they are 11-15 years old. However, if it means protecting your children from several types of cancer, it’s important to get past the uncomfortable conversation. The CDC recommends that parents have their sons and daughters vaccinated at the ages of 11-15 from […]
Medicaid Expansion Reduces Cancer, Saves Black Lives
UConn and UNC researchers say expanding Medicaid would reduce the burden of colon cancer and save lives, especially among black men.