Cancer stories

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  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good story is worth many columns of statistics. Stories present ideas, conflicts, and, sometimes, resolution. They have depth and dimension, drama and emotion, making them more memorable than data alone. This belief in the power of the story encouraged us—with support from the Kellogg Foundation—to start the Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs in 1999.

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  • In essays with settings that range from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, to the mountain town of Leadville, Colorado, to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Trudy Dittmar weaves personal experience with diverse threads of subject matter to create unexpected connections between human nature and nature at large. Life stories, elegantly combined with mindful observations of animals, plants, landscape and the skies, theories in natural science, environmental considerations, and touches of art criticism and popular culture, offer insights into the linked analogies of nature and soul....

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  • The statistics are well known and staggering. And yet, in many countries the figures continue to worsen. Each year 500,000–600,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth. In some parts of Sub–Saharan Africa, 1 in 6 women die in child birth, while in United States the lifetime risk is as low as 1 in 84001. HIV/AIDS statistics tell an equally disturbing story of dis- parity. In parts of Africa, over 35% of the adult population — 1 in 3 adults — is infected with HIV 2. The number of women contracting the disease is also on the rise.

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  • Infection with HPV is highly prevalent among gay and bisexual men. This population also has a high incidence of HPV-associated anal lesions and cancer. Gay and bisexual men living with HIV have an even higher inci- dence and progression of disease. This is similar to the story for cervical cancer. However, with strong advocacy and a concerted effort by researchers, clinicians, and public health leaders, dramatic reductions in the incidence of cervical cancer have been achieved.

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  • Old Donegal was dying. They had all known it was coming, and they watched it come—his haggard wife, his daughter, and now his grandson, home on emergency leave from the pre-astronautics academy. Old Donegal knew it too, and had known it from the beginning, when he had begun to lose control of his legs and was forced to walk with a cane. But most of the time, he pretended to let them keep the secret they shared with the doctors—that the operations had all been failures, and that the cancer that fed at his spine would gnaw its way brainward...

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  • The performance of a hexapeptide ligand library in capturing the ‘hidden proteome’ is illustrated and evaluated. This library, insolubilized on an organic polymer and available under the trade name ‘Equalizer Bead Tech-nology’, acts by capturing all components of a given proteome, by concen-trating rare and very rare proteins, and simultaneously diluting the abundant ones.

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  • Koppel and Shtrimberg (2006) argue that models based on lexical features can distinguish good news from bad news with accuracy of about 70%. They introduce a simple method for generating labeled examples for sentiment analysis: news stories about publicly traded companies are labeled positive or negative according to price changes of the company stock. The show that there are many lexical markers for bad news but none for good news. The novel idea is the automatic unsupervised clusterization of large amount of news.

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  • Messages for communication should be carefully adapted to the situation and target audience, and include comprehensive strategies for prevention and control of cervical cancer (vaccination of young girls, screening and treatment of older women). Messaging should include evidence-based technical information, along with political and emotional information and story-telling when appropriate. See Annex 2 for specific messages for target audiences.

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  • The latest research shows that the foods we choose to eat—or not to eat—may increase our life span or the quality of our lives. Not a day goes by, it seems, without feature news stories about food and its impact on health. The message that we can reduce our chances of developing cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases by maintaining a healthy weight, decreasing the fat and calories in our diets, eating more vitamin- and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables, and getting fit is becoming a familiar one.

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  • The field of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine continues to build excitement for the medical community as a whole. To be able to visualize fundamental molecular and biochemical processes in patients in a meaningful way has truly become reality. Of all the available molecular probes and tools it is clear that FDG with PET-CT is one of the true clinical success stories. Very few would have been able to predict the eventual impact of a simple glucose analog as a marker for imaging cancer, hibernating myocardium, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and many other important disease processes....

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  • This is the story of a young man, my uncle "Bunny", growing up in Canandaigua, New York, including his joining the Army, training to fly, and flying a P51 on missions over Germany. He was ultimately shot down, taken prisoner and liberated about a year later. The story concludes with clips from his return to a normal life back in Canandaigua. Bunny knew that he had Colon and liver cancer when he he decided to write this book and he died shortly after its completion. I hope the story will be of interest to other students of history. Roy (Bunny) Benson was my mother's youngest...

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  • Built in 1933, Lima Memorial Hospital is an 8-story, 300-bed facility that serves a 10-county area in western Ohio. With 1400 staff and 350 physicians, the hospital provides a full range of services including a Level II Trauma Center, cutting-edge cardiovascular procedures, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, a Women’s Health Center, and state-ofthe- art cancer care.

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