Ryan Green created the video game "That Dragon, Cancer" to tell the story of his son’s struggle with cancer — and cope with it himself. His son didn’t survive, but he hopes the game lives on and helps others understand how families deal with such tragedies.
Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, criticizes governments and foundations for overlooking cancer as an important issue in the developing world. In an interview with reporter Joanne Silberner, Horton urges political leaders to take up the cause.
A new graphic from The World illustrates how more and more people in developing countries are taking up smoking, while people in developing nations are quitting. In much of the developing world, lung cancer is well on its way to becoming a leading cause of death, and experts predict tobacco deaths will shift dramatically from the rich to the poor in the 21st century.
Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Explore this interactive map to learn about some cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.
Research just published in Environmental Health Perspectives identifies the most frequently encountered breast carcinogens and suggests ways people can reduce their exposure — and hopefully reduce their risk of breast cancer.