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Narratives about health can help change behavior. Girl watching TV via www.shutterstock.com

Stories are better than lectures at teaching us about health

When it comes to knowledge about cancer, our research has suggested narratives and stories are effective in both communicating health information and even encouraging people to be screened.
An oral squamous cancer cell (white) being attacked by two T cells (red), part of a natural immune response. NIH Image Gallery

Immunotherapy: Training the body to fight cancer

Armed with new insights into the interactions between cancer and the immune system, research teams are developing novel treatments to harness the full potential of the body's natural defenses.
Former President Jimmy Carter in Aug., 2015 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter was undergoing treatment for advanced melanoma at the time. Via AP. David Goldman/AP

Melanoma: Taming a migratory menace

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can usually be cured when caught early. When it has spread, however, it becomes a challenge. Recent findings are bringing hope. Here are a few examples.
The author, center, and Dr. Anna Conti, left, and student Kelsey Parrish with Conti’s Basset hound, Picasso, who had surgery for cancer. Via Colorado State University. William Cotton/CSU Photography

How man’s best friend is helping cancer treatment

Dogs are great companions, and they also are proving to be great research subjects for cancer. Here's how our canine friends are pointing to possible treatments in human cancer.
The old suffer more than they should. Peter Hermes Furian

Are we winning the war on cancer?

In 1971 Richard Nixon declared “War on Cancer” with the signing of the National Cancer Act. Significant progress has been made in the intervening 44 years – and Europe has been at the forefront of many…

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