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Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters

Social media has been very helpful in unifying people around certain causes. It’s done a great job at it too, since relationships ranging from friendships to business partnerships have been created as a result. There is, however, a new social network that is striving to take this concept a little further.

The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection
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Wow, this makes two feel good internet stories to come along today. First, Redditors help a man crowd-plan his derailed wedding and now we have this speech about the way the internet connects us all and helps us achieve great …

Steve Jobs’ Health On Display At WWDC Steve Jobs’ Health On Display At WWDC
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When the news hit last week that Steve Jobs would be giving the keynote address at Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, it seemed as though it was good news regarding his health, which has been in the spotlight since he …

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO
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It looks like our iPhones may be killing us after all, and I don’t just mean our social lives because of Angry Birds addiction. The World Health Organization has just announced that radiation from cellphones can possibly cause cancer. The …

Corona Launches Text Campaign To Raise Money For Cancer Cure

 Corona is launching a new text donation campaign to help The V Foundation for Cancer Research raise money for a cancer cure.

 Starting March 1 through April 5, the “Find a Cure” text donation campaign invites people to text “DontGiveUp” to 85944 to donate $5 to The V Foundation, with all of the money going to fund cancer research.

Ask Continues Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts

Update: Ask has transormed its homepage into a Breast Cancer Memorial as the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month has arrived. The Ask.com homepage will continuously change throughout the day as tributes are added in honor of survivors, those living with breast cancer, and in memory of those lost to the disease.

Ask.com Stepping Up in Fight Against Breast Cancer

OAKLAND, Calif., September 14, 2009 — Ask.com, a leading search engine and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced the launch of its Search for the Cure® program and charitable commitment to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

FDA Cracks Down On Online Claims Of Cancer Cures
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The Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers not to purchase products on the Internet that fraudulently claim to cure cancer.

The FDA has sent warning letters to 23 U.S. companies, 1 Canadian, and 1 Australian company asking them to stop selling 125 products that claim to cure, treat or prevent cancer.

"Although promotions of bogus cancer ‘cures’ have always been a problem, the Internet has provided a mechanism for them to flourish," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs.

Study: Mobile Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking
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A new study suggests that prolonged cell phone use has been linked to brain cancer as well as tissue damage. The study said that exposure to mobile phone radiation causes the risk to significantly increase over time.

Link Request Form Smells Of Elderberries
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Creating a link usually requires no more than a few clicks, but when linking to the Irish Cancer Society, a 700-word “link request form” must be filled out.  According to the group, you’ll need to print and sign that form, and then fax it to the society’s headquarters, as well.

Sport a Pink Redesign to Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, and many sites across the internet, especially concentrated within the blogosphere, have redesigned their layouts in pink monochrome to promote awareness of this disease.

Cancer Mosaic

A friend of mine started a very cool fundraising site benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Cancer Surviors Guide for Software Developers

I hope none of you need to read this, but Douglas Reilly is a cancer survivor and wrote a great article for software developers who learn that they have cancer.

DearAOL: Email Fees Are Wrong

America Online (AOL) seems to have created a tempest of backlash on the Internet regarding their recent suggestion to start charging fees for email. A number of voices in the tech industry criticized almost immediately. Now the politicos are out in force and there are a lot of unlikely bedfellows ready to give some not-so-pleasant pillow talk to the massive company. This time, it’s not a “Dear John” letter; it’s a “DearAOL” letter.

Blogger Steve Rubel Has Skin Cancer

This morning, just hours before boarding a plane for Texas, I learned that I have been diagnosed with skin cancer. I am fortunate.

Jobs Won’t Fill French Keynote Slot

At France’s Apple Expo later in September, attendees will not see Apple’s CEO deliver a keynote address.

Cellphones Not Connected To Cancer Risk

A study covering ten years of mobile handset use found no increased risk of tumor growth among users.

Nanotech 1, Cancer 0

Stanford University reports it has found an approach to destroying cancer cells with lasers and nanotechnology.

Cancer Pioneer Dies at 92

The first man to notice a connection between lung cancer and smoking cigarettes, Sir Richard Doll of Britain, has died of an undisclosed illness at the ripe age of 92.

Can Cancer Get Curry-ed Away?

Sure, it stinks, but it might just save your life. Researchers are spicing up the cancer fight by announcing that curcumin, the odoriferous spice used in tumeric and curry powders, may be a sassy cancer adversary.

When Blogging Means More than Money

I emailed Cary Miller this morning to ask how hi Cancer NewsWatch blog is going (you might remember I mentioned it a while ago – Cary’s wife Lori is battling cancer and he started the blog (I think after a conversation we had) to do something positive in the midst of a pretty terrible situation.