Gather Your Family Medical History

Leave a comment

Having a family get-together this holiday season? Exchange more than just gifts and recipes—share family medical history, because what you don’t know, could hurt you. Why Family Medical History Matters Just like blue eyes or red hair may run in the family, so can a higher risk of certain diseases such as cancers (breast, ovarian, prostate … Continued

How to Quit Smoking for Good

Leave a comment

You’ve been thinking about not smoking. Maybe you’ve even told friends or family members that you’re going to quit. Congratulations! Committing to quit smoking for good is the first step to a smoke-free and healthier life. Join many other smokers in the pledge to quit during the American Cancer Society’s annual “Great American Smokeout,” a day to challenge … Continued

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer


Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in America (27% of all cancer deaths.) There are approximately 224,210 new cases of lung cancer (116,000 in men and 108,210 in women), and an estimated 159,260 deaths (86,930 in men and 72,330 among women) each year (American Cancer Society, 2014.) More men and … Continued

Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s Community Research Pioneers

Leave a comment

It started with an ambitious and, at the time unheard-of, plan: to make clinical trials accessible to the community without the support of an academic institution. The commitment of John D. Hainsworth, MD, F. Anthony Greco, MD, and Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III, MD, have resulted in more than 1,600 clinical trials, including more than … Continued

We’re Thankful for Cancer Caregivers

Leave a comment

According to Caregiver Action Network, more than 65 million Americans care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age. Caregiving is an act of love, but it can also be a challenging commitment, according to the recent “When Care Comes Home” survey. While 80 percent of caregivers believe that their caregiver role … Continued