cancer

Architecture school to ban carcinogenic material by fall 2016

Cancer-causing styrene is used in models made by architecture students at Washington University.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

SAE sets fundraising goal in honor of brother who died of cancer

Following the July 3 death of rising senior Jacques de Villiers after years of battling cancer, his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, started a GoFundMe fundraising campaign to raise $100,000 by the end of the academic year.

| Senior News Editor

‘Red Band Society’ gets a big red F

Although this show tries to stick out from the norm by pioneering a setting rarely seen on TV—a pediatric ward—it doesn’t accomplish what it intends to due to its obvious intention to avoid any real drama.

| Staff Writer

Relay For Life focuses on themes of celebration, remembrance, fighting back

Strolling down the track, fighting with plastic robots or breaking the rules of a silent rave to belt out “Call Me Maybe,” hundreds of students gathered on Francis Field Saturday night for Washington University’s annual Relay For Life. The event, which ranked fifth in fundraising among all college Relays, raised $212,814.

| Staff Reporter

Key immune cell may determine lung cancer susceptibility

New research at the Washington University School of Medicine has found that genetics may play a previously misunderstood role in individuals’ contraction of lung cancer.

I believe in Lance Armstrong

I believe in Lance Armstrong. I am not saying I believe Lance Armstrong. I am not going to tell you that I believe that he never used performance-enhancing drugs or that he never presented false evidence to the USADA or that the teammates who claimed they doped with him are liars.

Study of tumor cell genetics finds opportunity for cancer treatment

Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine are one step closer to treating and preventing cancer with personalized immunotherapy and vaccines. Their study, which was published online early this February in Nature, an interdisciplinary science journal, suggests that DNA sequences from tumor cells can be used to help the immune system fight cancer.

| Contributing Reporter

The importance of skepticism

Recently, Washington University was part of a larger study that contradicts the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement from earlier this year that suggests a correlation between cellular phone usage and cancer. Prior to the WHO release, numerous studies failed to find any link between the low-frequency radio waves used in cellular phones and any sort of cancer.

| Staff Columnist

New study finds no relationship between cell phones and cancer

As scientists continue to weigh in on the ongoing debate on whether cellphone usage increases the likelihood of cancer, students remain divided on the issue.

| Contributing Reporter

‘50/50’

“50/50” is a movie about a 27-year-old guy who gets cancer. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, the guy with cancer. Seth Rogen plays his friend and Anna Kendrick plays his pretty young shrink. Sadly, that’s all you need to know to figure out exactly how the movie goes.

| Cadenza Reporter

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