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Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Carol Dannhauser

12 February 2020

Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Connecticut has expanded its reach to specifically target rural communities, which has played a role in the declining rates of “potentially preventable” cancer deaths. Both empl...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

11 November 2019

United States

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Societal and environmental changes over the years have impacted the likelihood of women being diagnosed with breast cancer, but preventative measures may help mitigate that. From risk-reducing medications for those wh...

U.S. News & World Report

Prue Clarke

5 September 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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Enrolling local agents allows global partners to connect underserved and remote communities to healthcare. A partnership between Rwanda’s Health Ministry and the Boston-based nonprofit, Partners in Health, trains comm...

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Hong Kong

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Treating childhood cancer has proved to be difficult in Hong Kong with specialists spread across various regions, but a new hospital has addressed this by introducing "a one-stop childhood cancer center." In a country...

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Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Shanghai, China

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Despite being faced with many limitations, China is trying to improve treatments and overall outcomes for childhood cancer patients. Although the country is still pushing for further success, hospitals so far have see...

The Guardian

Ian Sample

4 December 2018

Queensland, Australia

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A new inexpensive and fast procedure can detect the presence of cancer cells in a person’s body. The ease and 90% accuracy rate of this test could make it an effective initial scan for malignant cells detecting cancer...

The Age

Aisha Dow

3 October 2018

Australia

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Cervical cancer rates in Australia have dropped about 50 percent in just a few decades. The country first started pap smear campaigns in 1991, then began rolling out free HPV vaccinations nationwide in 2007. “Because ...

CNN

Nina Avramova

3 October 2018

Australia

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Vaccination and screening programs have helped Australia get close to eliminating cervical cancer. It was one of the first countries to launch a nationwide HPV vaccination effort back in 2007 and now boasts an inciden...

The New York Times

Livia Albeck-Ripka

3 October 2018

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Australia has one of the lowest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the world, thanks to a nationwide effort to screen women and vaccinate both boys and girls against HPV. Widespread public support has he...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

10 July 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is among the first countries in African to have a cancer test machine that will help cut the time and cost it takes to diagnose cancer. A medical laboratory services firm acquired the IDYLLA lab machine that all...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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25 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Launched in September 2017, Cognoma is a database of information regarding the genetic makeup of cancerous tumors developed in collaboration between University of Pennsylvania researchers and Philadelphia’s tech commu...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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A new app and scope that attaches to a smartphone camera has the capability to photograph a woman's cervix in high definition and send the photo to clinicians for diagnosis. This device replaces previously very expens...

PBS NewsHour

Amy Guttman

9 May 2017

Havana, Cuba

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CIMAvax, a new lung cancer treatment based in Cuba, has proved to stop and reduce the growth of tumors. Although it's not FDA regulated, many Americans are turning to the therapeutic drug in hopes of reducing the effe...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

19 April 2016

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Immunotherapy has shown promise as an alternative to radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery for treating certain kinds of cancer. By modifying the body’s own immune system to fight lymphoma, Doctor Steve Rosenberg has se...

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