cancer

  • Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    When Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 21 and told he had just six months to live, one of the hardest things to cope with was loneliness. It was 1995 and there was very little in the way of online resources. Read More

  • Google Ventures Leads $130M Series B In Cancer Data Startup Flatiron Health

    Google Ventures Leads $130M Series B In Cancer Data Startup Flatiron Health

    Flatiron Health, a startup that organizes real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors, has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, and angel investors. Part of the capital will be used to acquire Altos Solutions, an electronic medical records company. Read More

  • SV Angel Auction Raises Money to Help Kids With Blood Cancer

    Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

    How much is a dinner with SV Angel’s co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be “it’s almost priceless.” Today, I got to sit down with Lee, and a special new friend of TechCrunch’s that I’ll introduce in a moment. Read More

  • Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer

    Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer

    A new product dubbed the Glove Tricorder by Med Sensation aims to make it easier for doctors – and patients – to diagnose breast cancer as well as problems like enlarged kidneys and other sub-dermal issues. The gloves currently contain a number of sensors including pressure feedback loops and accelerometers. Eventually the company plans to add ultrasound pads to the tips of the… Read More

  • Cellphones: Now Causing Less Cancer

    Cellphones: Now Causing Less Cancer

    According to a Reuters report, the connection between cellphones and some types of cancer is considerably murkier. A team of scientists writing in Environmental Health Perspectives noted that: “Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults.” Read More

  • Cancer-fighting chemical to be added to beer

    Cancer-fighting chemical to be added to beer

    We’ve all heard the “red wine is good for you” argument before, but let’s face it; not everyone would choose a glass of red wine over a nice, cold beer. I wouldn’t, at least. Anyway, the actual benefit of drinking red wine comes from a cancer-fighting chemical called resveratrol, which occurs naturally in grapes. The problem with the red wine argument is that… Read More

  • Yikes: cell phones causing cancer again

    Yikes: cell phones causing cancer again

    Well, this latest news is less than thrilling, since I started using a cell phone at about 15 (it was a brick). Swedish researchers have found that children who started using cell phones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop cancer. The quote, please: “People who started mobile phone use before the age of 2 had more than five-fold increase in glioma”, a cancer… Read More

  • Personal EMF probe tracks cellphone radiation

    Personal EMF probe tracks cellphone radiation

    Each week a study comes out saying that the radio waves from telephones are going to give us all brain cancer and we’re all going to die. Then, a few days later, another study will come out saying that the shiny radio waves are completely harmless and we’ll live forever as gods. I prefer the latter, but better safe than sorry. I should get this cellphone EMF detection meter. Read More

  • Awesome: Hobbyist builds possible cancer-curing machine in his garage

    Awesome: Hobbyist builds possible cancer-curing machine in his garage

    We all have hobbies. I like to take photos of my friends getting drunk and looking good. I also play Xbox. Many people, though, tinker in their garages, these endeavors bringing us The Clapper, Rollerblades, and many things you see on late-night infomercials. Or you could cure cancer, as John Kanzius is doing now. Kanzius has developed a machine that uses radio waves and nanoparticles to… Read More

  • JJ Abrams does some very good work with a very terminal geek

    [photopress:kirk.jpg,full,center] I know that some of you didn’t like Cloverfield. I haven’t seen it yet being as I’m stranded in Mexico, but I want to like it. I like JJ Abrams a lot and he seems to know exactly what he’s doing, a rarity in Hollywood directors lately. I also love LOST and many other things he’s done. And the fact that he’s directing the… Read More

  • Electronic Cigarettes: All the Nicotine You Can Handle, None of the Cancer

    Electronic Cigarettes: All the Nicotine You Can Handle, None of the Cancer

    I’m no smoker because my parents raised me right, but there are millions of you out there who love your Lucky Strikes. Too bad that, you know, they cause cancer and everything. Realizing this, a Chinese company has developed electronic cigarettes, which fully replicate the act of smoking, complete with a physical cigarette, vapor and the satisfying, um, smoking part. Users of the eCig… Read More

  • Cell Phones: Now Cancer-free

    Cell Phones: Now Cancer-free


    Rejoice! You can now retire that tinfoil hat, as a team of researchers in Denmark have concluded that cell phone usage does not raise the risk of cancer. The study analyzed data from the entire population of Denmark and concluded that neither short nor long term cell usage increases one’s risk of cancer. It is considered one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject to date and… Read More