The Charger Bulletin

University Student Running for Cancer

University Student Running for Cancer

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Emma Conrad, a junior from Winthrop, ME, will be running over 300 miles in June (24th-30th) as part of the Eastern Trek for Cancer,  bringing cancer awareness and raising money along the way. She has already raised over $800 in the first two weeks of her campaign and has a goal of $2,500 by the end...

Junior Jessica Leeb Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s

Caitlin Duncan

March 30, 2016

On March 6, Jessica Leeb, a junior double majoring in Fire Science and Criminal Justice, shaved her head. If you’re wondering why, it is because Leeb became a “shavee” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. For the past four years, Leeb has been involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation through her volunteer fire department. When someone approac...

SAE Tackles Cancer With Powderpuff

Caitlin Duncan

October 7, 2015

The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity hosted their annual “Tackle Breast Cancer Powderpuff Tournament” on Oct. 4. Women on campus were encouraged to put together teams of seven to 12 to participate in flag football games. All money raised at the tournament was donated to the California Breast...

Barbie Goes Bald

Veronica Maciel

April 11, 2012

Mattel Incorporation has agreed to make Barbie a bald friend in 2013. According to CBS New York, last year the company made a one-of-a-kind bald Barbie doll for a four year old suffering from cancer who lost her hair during chemotherapy. Now, the company is doing the same thing, but on a much larger ...

Researchers Discover Cancer in Ancient Mummy

Miriam Correia

February 8, 2012

A professor at American University in Cairo says that the discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200 year old mummy indicates that the cancer was caused by genetics and not environment. "Living conditions in ancient times were very different; there were no pollutants or modified foods, which leads us to...

No Link between Cancer and Cell Phones

Veronica Maciel

November 2, 2011

The largest study involving the idea of a link between cancer and cell phones was completed recently in Denmark after 15 years of research. The participants in this study were 400,000 Danish adults. The study has proven that there is no link between cancer and cell phones, even though it had some outl...

$93,000 Cancer Drug Adds 4 Months of Survival

Liana Teixeira

October 6, 2010

There is a new price on life.  No, not the cereal…but cancer survival.  Provenge, a first-of-its-kind drug treatment was approved in April and has shown that it adds four months of survival to male patients suffering from incurable prostate tumors.  The catch?  It costs $93,000.  The rising cost...

Actress Lynn Redgrave Has Died at Age 67

The Associated Press

May 5, 2010

NEW YORK – Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of Georgy Girl and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as Shakespeare for My Father and Nightingale,...

Two Dogs Walk 2,000 Miles for Cancer

Kait Richmond

April 28, 2010

Have you ever loved someone so much, that you would be willing to leave your life behind and walk across the country for him or her? Luke Robinson is doing just that, and all in memory of his beloved pooch Malcolm. In 2004, at just six years old, Malcolm was diagnosed with bone cancer. The dog rec...

A Soda a Day…Can Bring the Cancer Your Way

Carole McFaddan

February 17, 2010

This week, the AFP Newsroom in Washington reported of a study performed in Singapore that shows a link between drinking soda and developing cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most rapidly fatal cancers in adults, with less than five percent of its patients surviving more than five years after diagnosis. The...

Scientists find clue to killer of Tasmanian devils

Maideline Sanchez

January 1, 2010

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON - Fierce as they are, Tasmanian devils can't beat a contagious cancer that threatens to wipe them out. Now scientists think they've found the disease's origin, a step in the race to save Australia 's snarling marsupial. The furry black animals spread a fast-killing...

Texas begins $3 billion quest to cure cancer

Joshua Van Hoesen

October 2, 2009

From The Associated Press   AUSTIN, Texas – Texas gave birth to the modern oil industry, invented the handheld calculator and sent man to the moon. But can the Lone Star State cure cancer? Texas is ready to try by investing $3 billion over the next decade in cancer research and prevention,...

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