Uplifting Athletes is a non-profit organization that raises money for the research of rare diseases. It all began in 2003 when former Penn State football player Scott Shirley learned that his father was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which is considered a rare disease since fewer than 200,000 Americans are afflicted by it.

Cancer News May 23, 2012

New lung cancer screening guidelines now recommend annual scans but only for an older group (aged 55 to 74) of current or former heavy smokers.  As the risks of screening younger or older smokers or nonsmokers outweigh any benefits.

As the U.S. population grows in number and in age, the question of how we will continue to provide health care for our citizens is a critical one. An imminent nursing shortage—as evidenced by the lack of sufficient students currently enrolled in nursing programs—has made nursing one of the most in-demand careers in coming decades, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting better than average job growth for the field between 2010 and 2020.

Knowing your family medical history is important.  What rights do adoptees in Pennsylvania have to obtain information about their biological parents' medical histories?

By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 income tax form, Pennsylvanians have contributed nearly $3 million for cancer research.  

Cancer can take a tremendous physical, emotional, and mental toll on those diagnosed with the disease. But how do doctors and scientists, who are charged with treating survivors and conducting cancer research, cope with the disease? What's it like to tell a patient he or she has cancer, or to work tirelessly to come one step closer to finding a cure?

Community Involvement Can Answer Critical Questions about Cancer Causes, Prevention

Researchers in California discovered that dogs can smell cancer on a human’s breath with 99 percent accuracy.  Now, new technology mimics a dog’s olfactory sense to sniff out cancers.

Benjamin Franklin may have said, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” but most of us spend a good deal time trying to avoid both.

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