Recent Cancer Prevention Articles


Man walking on moon.

Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Problem

I promised myself I would never again write about Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot efforts in this blog. Then I read this briefing statement on the Moonshot’s relaunch.


U.S. Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution

The current levels of cancer-causing industrial air pollution and its unimpeded trajectory should cause serious alarm for us all. Enter your address or zip code to see the hot spot(s) closest to you.


Taking Precautions Against Cancer-Causing Toxins

MD Anderson’s integrative medicine chief Dr. Lorenzo Cohen shares critical insights on the troubling environmental stew we live in, what we know about its impact on cancer, and how best to limit our exposure.


Public Health on Fire

Cancer, Like COVID: A Public Health Failure

Ed Yong’s recent sobering piece in The Atlantic on the U.S.’s lack of preparedness for the next pandemic that’s inevitably “barreling toward us”  hit my inbox with a ‘must read’ thud. Cogently written, it provides historical context for the myriad errors committed—and how the many lessons learned early on with COVID were somehow not actionable for the next episode of death: the Delta variant.


Fresh fruit slices

Carcinogenic, Hormone-Disrupting Fungicides Found on Citrus Fruit

A recent investigation commissioned by the Environmental Working Group identified imazalil and thiabendazole on nearly 90 percent of non-organic citrus fruit samples.


Cancer Risk of Conventional Versus Grass-Fed Red Meat

Glenn Sabin explores the science on cancer causation and overall health impacts between conventional feedlot versus organic and wild red meat.


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Giving Cancer a Chance

A cancer prevention moonshot is nowhere on the horizon. Cancer is given chance after chance after chance. The worst part? Cancer is an insatiable opportunist.


Does Eating Meat Cause Cancer?

Prior to my diagnosis 30 years ago I was a hard-core carnivore, with no desire to change. I ate whatever and whenever I liked. And though I enjoyed broccoli with my steak, my go-to veggie staples were French fries and ketchup.


Protection from COVID while shopping for vegaetables

Masks and Veggies: COVID, Vaccines, and Cancer Prevention

We now have a COVID vaccines shown to be safe and effective. Soon, there will be a half-dozen or more approved vaccines to choose from. In less than a year. An amazing feat. But for folks living with various forms of cancer, we don’t have clear guidance on who should be vaccinated against COVID, or when. So what should you do?


Joe Biden’s So-Far Missed Opportunity to Impact Cancer

With the shuttering of Biden Cancer Initiative, there’s a lot to wonder about in regard to Joe Biden’s future as a champion for those affected by cancer’s sinister grip.